Talk:Flash blindness

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No apparent link between flash blindness (bleached retina) and migraine[edit]

An edit was made which added the claim: "Flash blindness causes migraines in some people. The eye starts seeing the oras [sic] of a migraine from the flash blindness and the brain overreacts from anxiety. Migraine forms afterward."

This claim was removed due to lack of references. In reviewing Google results for "flash blindness migraines", I have not found any studies showing that flash blindness causes migraines in some people" but I have not found this in reviewing Google results. If there is a reference or study which shows that flash BLINDNESS causes migraines then this should be cited.

This page is about flash BLINDNESS not flashes per se. Flashes may cause migraines, but the flash BLINDNESS (e.g., the bleached retina) likely does not cause this.

If there is some link between flashes and migraines or other conditions, then a sentence could be added such as "The flash itself may cause additional complications such as inducing migraine [insert reference here], but this is separate from the retina-bleaching which characterizes flash blindness." However, I am not convinced that such a reference belongs on a page about flash BLINDNESS.

--Pmurph5 (talk) 02:49, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

No pilot training for flash recovery[edit]

"In aviation, pilots are trained to recover from bright nearby lightning flashes." In 30 years as an airline pilot I have not undergone or even heard of such training. I am not aware of any such requirement or recommendation, international or national. What is the justification for this? treesmill (talk) 07:46, 9 December 2010 (UTC)