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
- 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:
- Vision & Eye Health: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flashes:
The following list of conditions
have 'Flashes' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete.
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of any symptom.
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