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Light flashes: Introduction

Light flashes: visual effects where a person sees sudden flashes of light. See detailed information below for a list of 18 causes of Light flashes, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Light flashes:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Light flashes. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Light flashes

Causes of Types of Light flashes:

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Light flashes: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Light flashes, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Stories from Users for Light flashes

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Light flashes: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Light flashes may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Light flashes

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Light flashes: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Light flashes

The list below shows some of the causes of Light flashes mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Light flashes?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Light flashes. Of the 18 causes of Light flashes that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 15 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Light flashes:

The following list of conditions have 'Light flashes' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Light flashes Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Light flashes based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Light flashes:

    Medical Conditions associated with Light flashes:

    Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes)

    Symptoms related to Light flashes:

    Retinal detachment (92 causes), Aging, Migraine (37 causes), Diabetic retinopathy (9 causes), Trauma, Retinal injury, Multiple sclerosis, Posterior vitreous detachment, Myopia (203 causes), Retinal artery occlusion

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