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Glossary for Seeing lights

Medical terms related to Seeing lights or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment: A rare eye disease where the central vision in one or both eyes is affected by inflammation or fluid build up in the retina. The retina lies at the back of the eye. Symptoms such as fever, headache and malaise often precede the eye symptoms. The cause of the condition is unknown but may have autoimmune origins.
  • Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy: A very rare eye disorder where the retina at the back of the eye becomes inflamed. Vision loss usually starts suddenly and may then progress for a while. The cause of the inflammation is unknown. Usually vision returns to normal in 1 to 3 years but some people have permanent vision impairment
  • Blow to the head: usually refers to any blunt injury to head
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Classic migraine: Migraine is a neurological disorder that generally involves repeated headaches. Some people also have nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Most people with migraines do not have any warning before it occurs. However, some people have a visual disturbance called an aura before the headache starts.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: A complication of diabetes where the microvasculature of the eye is effected resulting in sight loss
  • Diabetic retinopathy: A complication of diabetes where the microvasculature of the eye is effected resulting in sight loss
  • Double vision: Seeing two images, overlapping images, shadow images, or ghost images (diplopia)
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Flashes: Seeing small flashes of light
  • Halo vision: Halo vision is an abnormal type of vision in which there appears to be halo-like rings around objects or lights.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Impaired vision: Reduced or degraded vision.
  • Intraocular melanoma: A type of cancer that develops from pigment producing cells in the eye. The cancer can occur in the iris, choroids or ciliary body. The melanoma may metastasize in some cases. The condition is often asymptomatic.
  • Melanoma of the choroid: A type of eye cancer that occurs in the pigment-producing cells of the choroid which is a layer beneath the retina consisting mainly of blood vessels.
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 1: Multiple sclerosis is a nerve or spinal cord disease that causes random damage to parts of the nervous system. The result is a diverse range of possible symptoms depending on which parts of the cord are damaged, and how often the inflammation reoccurs. Typical symptoms are any kind of tingling, numbness, burning sensations, "pins-and-needles" or other types of sensory changes in various parts of the body. Researchers have discovered that some forms of multiple sclerosis are linked to a genetic defect. Type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome 6p21.3.
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 2: Multiple sclerosis is a nerve or spinal cord disease that causes random damage to parts of the nervous system. The result is a diverse range of possible symptoms depending on which parts of the cord are damaged, and how often the inflammation reoccurs. Typical symptoms are any kind of tingling, numbness, burning sensations, "pins-and-needles" or other types of sensory changes in various parts of the body. Researchers have discovered that some forms of multiple sclerosis are linked to a genetic defect. Type 2 is linked to a defect on chromosome 10p15.1.
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 3: Multiple sclerosis is a nerve or spinal cord disease that causes random damage to parts of the nervous system. The result is a diverse range of possible symptoms depending on which parts of the cord are damaged, and how often the inflammation reoccurs. Typical symptoms are any kind of tingling, numbness, burning sensations, "pins-and-needles" or other types of sensory changes in various parts of the body. Researchers have discovered that some forms of multiple sclerosis are linked to a genetic defect. Type 3 is linked to a defect on chromosome 5p13.2.
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 4: Multiple sclerosis is a nerve or spinal cord disease that causes random damage to parts of the nervous system. The result is a diverse range of possible symptoms depending on which parts of the cord are damaged, and how often the inflammation reoccurs. Typical symptoms are any kind of tingling, numbness, burning sensations, "pins-and-needles" or other types of sensory changes in various parts of the body. Researchers have discovered that some forms of multiple sclerosis are linked to a genetic defect. Type 4 is linked to a defect on chromosome 1p36.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Ocular melanoma: A type of cancer that develops in the eye. The cancer develops from pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. This cancer becomes more common with increasing age.
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Peripheral vision loss: Reduced or lost peripheral vision
  • Posterior vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear of the eye
  • Retina symptoms: Symptoms affecting the retina in the back of the eye
  • Retinal Arterial Occlusion: A condition which is characterized by occlusion of the retinal arteries
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion: A condition which is characterized by the occlusion of the retinal vein
  • Retinal detachment: Detachment of the retina of the eye
  • Retinal tear: A condition that is characterised by a tear in the retina of the eye
  • Retinopathy: Any disease that occurs to the retina that does not involve inflammation
  • Scotoma: A condition which is characterized by an area of depressed vision in the visual field
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Vision changes: Any change in vision or sight.
  • Vision distortion: Distortions or changes to vision
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision
  • Visual disturbance: Any disturbance to ones vision
  • Visual problems: Any problems which might occur that affect ones vision
  • Vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear or side of the eye

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Last revision: Nov 3, 2003
 

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