Twenty percent of the population sneezes when exposed
to bright light. Look for nephropathic cystinosis.
Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helioophthalmic Outburst
Syndrome; Photic Sneeze Reflex; Peroutka Sneeze Reflex.
Incidence unknown. The syndrome
probably is unrecognized in many individuals. May affect up to 20% of the
Swedish population. Achoo syndrome is transmitted as an autosomal dominant
May be a complication of slitlamp examination.
Abnormal reflex sneezing secondary to bright light. May be associated with
nephropathic cystinosis thought to be caused by crystal deposition in the
No known specific implications with this
Beckman L, Nordenson I: Individual differences with respect to the
sneezing reflex: An inherited physiological trait in man? Hum Hered