photic sneezing

photic sneezing

Sneezing initiated or hastened in its onset by light stimulus. It is sometimes due to light having caused tears, which, upon draining into the nasal area, cause sneezing. Synonym: photoptarmosis
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This particular condition is known as photic sneezing and is thought to be linked to the papillary reflex whereby the pupils contract in bright light.
A AROUND 10 per cent of the population suffer from this photic sneezing.