Lupus Photosensitivity: Fluorescent Lighting Can Intensify Symptoms and Trigger Flares

Most people are aware of the importance of protecting their skin from the damaging effects of the sun. We accept that the sun’s UV rays cause premature aging, skin damage, and increase our risk of developing skin cancer.

While a good percentage of us are diligent about protecting our skin while basking in direct sunlight, we feel protected from the effects of UV radiation while indoors.

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3 Reasons Fluorescent Lights Might be Causing Light Sensitivity in Your Eyes

Light sensitivity is an unfortunate affliction, turning every day into a challenge, depending on the intensity of the light or how sensitive the individual is.

This intolerance of light, known as photophobia, can make exposure to sunlight almost unbearable, but it also can cause discomfort indoors.

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