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Fear of light: On the cause and remediation of photophobia

Wilkins, Arnold (2021) 'Fear of light: On the cause and remediation of photophobia.' Lighting Research and Technology, 53 (5). 395 - 404. ISSN 1365-7828

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Abstract

Photophobia (fear of light) occurs in a wide range of ophthalmic, neurological and behavioural conditions, the most common of which is migraine. The visual discomfort associated with migraine can occur not only in response to bright light but also flicker, spatial pattern and colour. The principles that underlie the discomfort are explored and methods to reduce it are proposed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 12:15
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30994

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