Not usually. Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background ) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Flashing lights usually due to vitreous changes, retinal traction, hole, detachment, or brain blood flow issues/migraines; More info: [email protected]
No, Flashing lights are not a symptom of cataracts. Cataracts causing blurring of the vision, halos around headlights, glare problems, and dimness of the vision. If you are experiencing light flashes, you should see your ophthalmologist to rule out any problems.