Neural mechanisms underlying photophobia and dry eye
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Clinical Science R&D
April 2020 -
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It is estimated that 19% of US veterans have dry eye (DE), of which painful ocular symptoms are a common manifestation. These can include sensations of dryness, burning, and extreme sensitivity to light (i.e., photophobia). The symptoms interfere with activities of daily living including driving and reading. Photophobia, in particular, is one of the most distressing symptoms as its occurrence results in high morbidity without effective treatment. Individuals most severely affected become prisone...