- Abnormal sensitivity to light. This may occur as a manifestation of eye diseases; migraine; subarachnoid hemorrhage; meningitis; and other disorders. Photophobia may also occur in association with depression and other mental disorders.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- 1: Intolerance to light; especially: painful sensitiveness to strong light.
2: An abnormal fear of light.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.