Eyes sensitive to light

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Meningitis

Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache
  • High temperature
  • Neck stiffness
  • Neck pain
  • Eyes sensitive to light

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Meningitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Subarachnoid haemorrhage

A subarachnoid haemorrhage is a type of stroke caused by bleeding in and around the brain.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache that came on suddenly
  • Severe headache
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Eyes sensitive to light

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Subarachnoid haemorrhage.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Uveitis

Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Red eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Spots moving across field of vision
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Loss of outer vision

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Uveitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.