Flash blindness

What is Flash blindness?

A temporary loss of vision produced when retinal light-sensitive pigments are bleached by light more intense than that to which the retina is physiologically adapted at that moment.

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I have temporary blindness, more so in the mornings or when I get up quickly. It lasts maybe about 30 seconds then eventually I can see a small...

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hello,Usually when we get up suddenly from sleeping position the effect of gravity causes the blood flow to eyes and brain reduced so we have a...

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My 8 years old daughter experienced temporary blindness on her right eye, not detecting light from last friday at 6pm till the next day at 4pm, her...

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This is an unusual condition for a 8 year old patient. Childhood migraine is a strong possibility and must be kept in mind.By the age of...

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Hi my new born baby was exposed to the iPhone flashlight just a foot away from her face. It was on torch mode and she immediately shut her eyes (...

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Brief Answer:
No damage done.

Detailed Answer:
My dear,
Thanks for sending your query to us.
There is defence mechanism in the eye to take care of...

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