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Seeing lights: Introduction

Seeing lights: Seeing lights or flashes of light. See detailed information below for a list of 27 causes of Seeing lights, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Seeing lights:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Seeing lights

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Causes of Types of Seeing lights:

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Seeing lights: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Seeing lights, 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 Seeing lights

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Message Boards for Seeing lights

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Seeing lights or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Seeing lights:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Seeing lights. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Visual acuity - in both eyes, with and without glasses (if worn) to determine any refractive error.
    • Visual field testing - to detect either a contraction (a local or general reduction in the area of field) or a scotoma (an island of loss within the field).
    • Examination of pupils and the pupil reflexes
    • Ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp examination
    • Full neurological examination - if abnormalities other than eye pathology are found on examination may suggest multiple sclerosis.
  • more tests...»

Seeing lights: Animations

Seeing lights: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Seeing lights may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Seeing lights

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Seeing lights. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Seeing lights: Deaths

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Seeing lights: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Seeing lights: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Seeing lights:

The list of organs typically affected by Seeing lights may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Seeing lights

The list below shows some of the causes of Seeing lights mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Seeing lights?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Seeing lights. Of the 27 causes of Seeing lights that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 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
  • 26 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Seeing lights:

The following list of conditions have 'Seeing lights' 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 Seeing lights Based on Risk Factors

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

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

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Seeing lights?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Seeing lights, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Seeing lights:

    Subtypes of Seeing lights:

    Flashes (29 causes), Scotoma (8 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Seeing lights:

    Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 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 Seeing lights:

    Double vision (221 causes), Blurred vision (982 causes), Halo vision (5 causes), Visual disturbance (118 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Peripheral vision loss (72 causes), Aura before a migraine, Migraine (37 causes), Retinal injury, Retinal tear, Retinal artery occlusion, Blow to the eye, Retinopathy (84 causes), Diabetic retinopathy (9 causes), Multiple sclerosis, Detached retina

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