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This article reviews the different pathways in the brain that are implicated in the mechanism of light causing pain. The understanding of anatomy is used to describe why people may be light sensitive after brain injury and possible treatment options

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Why is it important?

Currently, the standard of care is to avoid light and wear sunglasses indoors, however current studies show that this treatment option can exacerbate light sensitivity for some people. This article is important to understand why a patient may have light sensitivity so they can target a more appropriate treatment

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This page is a summary of: Differential diagnosis and theories of pathophysiology of post-traumatic photophobia: A review, Neurorehabilitation, May 2022, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/nre-228014.
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