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I had wavy vision in one eye the next day after falling and hitting the back of my head?

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Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Other symptoms?: Wavy vision in one eye only after blunt trauma could be due to any number of things including vitreous detachment, retinal tear or detachment, concussive symptoms. If the wavy vision continues to persist, you should have a good dilated eye exam. If any other neurologic symptoms develop, you should see your primary physician or neurologist. If anything changes rapidly, go to the er!
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Exam: Trauma such as experienced during a fall can trigger anything from a mild posterior vitreous detachment to a full blown retinal detachment. Wavy vision could be either of those so i would absolutely get it checked out. If it is a retinal detachment and progresses, it can permanently affect the vision. Please get a dilated eye examination.

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Last updated Jan 30, 2015

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