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flashes

Perception of sudden and transient bright spots of light in the absence of light stimuli. Flashes may occur as a result of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, posterior vitreous detachment, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, papilloedema, retinal break or migraine. See photopsia.
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All I could see was the blotch of shadow and the rainbow flashes, the dust rising from the invisible feet, the earth tearing up from beneath the straining foot-grips, and the wire screen bulge once or twice as their bodies hurled against it.
Hot flashes plague many women undergoing menopause, sometimes striking as often as once an hour and leaving the women soaked in sweat.
Stargazers through the years have noted many odd flashes of light in the night sky.