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Does hydrocephalus cause sqigly lines in your vision?

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Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Usually not: Usually not but still in the realm of possibilities. The symptoms may more likely represent a migraine manifestation. I would suggest evaluation by your primary care physician or a neurologist.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Hydrocephalus shunts: An interesting question as I have not seen a patient with these types of visual symptoms - if you are not having headaches or signs of hydrocephalus likely not related. I would seek the advice of an eye doctor and see if they find anything significant.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Can affect vision: The squiggly lines are more in the category of a migraine response, but hydrocephalus can reduce visual acuity, and on occasion, fluctuations of increased intracranial pressure may result in periodic visual obscurational events.

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