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Diagnostic Tests for Flashes

Diagnostic Test list for Flashes:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Flashes includes:

  • Physical examination
  • Visual acuity - in both eyes and 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.
  • Blood tests
    • Blood sugar - to diagnose diabetes which increases the risk of retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage.
  • Radiological investigations
    • CT Brain and/or MRI Brain (if neurological abnormalities are present) to detect multiple sclerosis
    • Visually evoked potential (VEP) studies and/or spinal fluid analysis (if neurological abnormalities are present) to detect demyelinating disorders - e.g. multiple sclerosis.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Flashes causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flashes:

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