photalgia

Light-induced pain, especially of the eyes; for example, in uveitis, the light-induced movement of the iris may be painful. SYN: photodynia, photophobia. [phot- + G. algos, pain]

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n.
pain in the eye caused by very bright light.

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pho·tal·gia (fo-talґjə) [phot- + -algia] ocular pain caused by light.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • photalgia — n. pain in the eye caused by very bright light …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • photodynia — SYN: photalgia. [photo + G. odyne, pain] * * * pho·to·dyn·ia (fo″to dinґe ə) [photo + odynia] photalgia …   Medical dictionary

  • phot- — var. of photo before a vowel: photalgia. * * * …   Universalium

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  • fotalgia — Eng. Photalgia Dolor ocular producido por la luz …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • hurting — noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder the patient developed severe pain and distension • Syn: ↑pain • Derivationally related forms: ↑hurt, ↑pain (for: ↑pain) …   Useful english dictionary

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