Definition of Photalgia
1. Noun. Pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism).
Medical Definition of Photalgia
1. Light-induced pain, especially of the eyes. For example, in uveitis, the light-induced movement of the iris may be painful. Synonym: photodynia. Origin: phot-+ G. Algos, pain (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Photalgia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text book of ophthalmology by John Westley Wright (1896)
"A fear or intolerance of light. PHOSPHENES (Jos'feem). Subjective phenomena of light caused by external mechanical means. photalgia (fo-(al'ge-ah). ..."
2. Oculo-refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary by Thomas George Atkinson (1921)
"Pressure Phosphene. A similar sensation caused by pressure on the eyeball. photalgia. Pain in the eye produced by light. ..."