Melee screen clutter

I have noticed this most with melee as the enemies are close to the camera. In small doses, this is not a problem but with Attikus and other melee guys ~75% of game time is spent looking at a screen like this.

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/492393550292106601/7EE2BE38538A41DFB3A8331D997017FC676ADF54/

Is it possible to reduce the hit flash?