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A 45-year-old female asked:

Blind spot in eyes. hard to fucus and wavy ines on upper eye for 20min. was in store with very poor flurecent lighting. should i see a doc.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Wouldn't hurt: If you have blind spots in both eyes, wavy lines in both eyes that goes away after 15-20 minutes, most likely you had a migraine variant or ophthalmic migraine. If the spots are in just one eye, you should make sure an ophthalmologist examines your eye to ensure there is no retinal tear or other pathology. If these symptoms become constant or more frequent, definitely see a doctor.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
51 years experience
Yes: In addition inflammatory disease of the brain/central nervous system and/or metabolic diseases can cause these signs and symptoms. You may need to see more than just one physician. You should start now.
Dr. Kenneth Adams
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Agree, but may also be a Migrane Aura, regardless should be evaluated.
Apr 3, 2013
Last updated Dec 9, 2019


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