- an abnormal fear of light
- an abnormal sensitivity to light, esp. of the eyes, as in measles and certain eye conditions
Origin of photophobiaModL: see photo- and amp; -phobia
- An abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation, lack of pigmentation in the iris, or various diseases.
- An abnormal or irrational fear of light.
photo- +"Ž -phobia