- 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]
* * *n.pain in the eye caused by very bright light.
* * *pho·tal·gia (fo-talґjə) [phot- + -algia] ocular pain caused by light.
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photalgia — /foh tal jeuh, jee euh/, n. Pathol. pain, as in an eye, that is caused by intensity of light. [PHOT + ALGIA] * * * … Universalium
photalgia — n. pain caused by sensitivity to light … English contemporary dictionary
photalgia — n. pain in the eye caused by very bright light … The new mediacal dictionary
photalgia — noun pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism) • Syn: ↑photophobia • Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑hurting * * * /foh tal jeuh, jee euh/, n. Pathol. pain, as in an eye, that is caused by intensity of light.… … Useful english dictionary
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
Photophobia — Painful oversensitivity to light. For example, there is photophobia in measles (rubeola). Keeping the lights dim or the room darkened may be useful. Sunglasses may also help. Whereas most phobias are abnormal, excessive, and irrational,… … Medical dictionary
Photosensitivity — In medicine, increased sensitivity of the skin to light and other sources of UV. Photosensitivity commonly causes reddening and blistering of the skin with exposure to sunlight and, in time, it heightens the risk of skin cancer. A number of… … Medical dictionary
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