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What causes bright squiggly lines in vision?

What causes bright squiggly lines in vision?

Migraine : Would be the most likely, but other possibilities exist as well, so you should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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What are squiggly lines in my vision from time to time what isit?

What are squiggly lines in my vision from time to time what isit?

Depends: If it is intermittent and moves, then it's likely a floater in the vitreous. If it doesn't move and is constant or increasing, then can be a problem in the retina. Sometimes a moving line of light can be representative of a cortical problem like an optic migraine. ...Read more

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I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do I need to get new glasses?

I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do I need to get new glasses?

No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read more

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I'm seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

I'm seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

YES!: It could be a retinal problem like a retinal tear or detachment, or an ocular migraine. See an eye doctor and get a dilated retinal exam asap. ...Read more

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When I wake up I see red squiggly lines in my vision what does that mean?

When I wake up I see red squiggly lines in my vision what does that mean?

Eye vessels: You are observing a normal phenomenon. The sudden and angular input of light when you wake up gives you a chance to see your blood vessels in the back of the eye which you normally do not see. ...Read more

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How can I impair my vision?

How can I impair my vision?

Really?: I'm not advising 'ways' to harm vision. Your eyes are probably the most precious resource that you have, so protect & take care of them. If you are having vision problems, see an ophthalmologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is your non-vision time?

What is your non-vision time?

?????: I have never heard of this term but I guess it refers to periods without visual input (ie when eye are closed or during sleep). ...Read more

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Is 20/30 and 20/40 vision bad?

Is 20/30 and 20/40 vision bad?

Depends: These are levels of vision that still indicate good and useful vision. If you are used to 20/20 vision and you have a drop to 20/30 or 20/40 (uncorrectable) then it may seem bad to you. In my state of washington, the break point for a driver's license is a vision level of 20/40, so the state does not consider this 'bad'. ...Read more

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Are vision defects hereditary?

Depends on type: Color vision defect is usually hereditary but can be affected by various meds including some anti-inflammatories, cancer agents, blood pressure meds, pr even aftergastric bypass. In addition, recreational drugs can also be problematic. There are other eye diseases that can cause defects. ...Read more

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What is cause of declining vision?

Aging or disease: Difficult to answer without more signs and symptoms, test results. ...Read more

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What makes my vision randomly blur?

What makes my vision randomly blur?

Dry?: A common cause of vision fluctuations is dry eyes. An easy test is to try otc artificial tears 4x/day and see if the vision improves. If it does, you should see an eye md for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my vision going dark slowly?

PLEASE SEE AN EYE: Specialist as soon as possible. Many possibilities, some of them dangerous. ...Read more

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What causes my vision to become dim?

What causes my vision to become dim?

Many causes: Dim vision can be caused by cataracts, retinal problems or optic nerve issues. The key detail needed to better answer the question is how often/ when does it occur. If it is frequent or continuous, you should see an eye doctor soon. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing prisms around my vision?

Why am i seeing prisms around my vision?

Migraine: You are probably experiencing occipital migraine. You can confirm this by seeing if the same things occurs in each eye when you cover one and then the other. These usually are short lasting (5 min to 2 hours) and cause no permanent changes. If this test does not work as I have indicated, then see your ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is my vision if I wear -4.5 contacts?

What is my vision if I wear -4.5 contacts?

Hopefully 20/20: Are you asking what your vision would be if you were not wearing contact lenses or glasses? You would be around 20/100 to 20/200 based on my experience. This is assuming that you do see 20/20 with your -4.50 contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why do humans need rods & cones for vision?

Pixels: Rods and cones are individual cells packed into the retina as a carpet of light receptive capacity. They sum their input to put together a nerve input to the brain which is the site of actual image formation. Rods have less tight packing but greater sensitivity. Cones are packed very tightly and perceive fine detail and color. You should love your rods and cones. ...Read more

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Are there any way I could improve my vision?

Are there any way I could improve my vision?

Depends : It depends on what is the cause of poor vision, if it's cataract people can have cataract surgery. Please consult an optometrist or Opthalmologist and they should be able to give you appropriate advice. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of halo vision?

Numerous: Migraine or glaucoma come to mind for me. Migraines are benign, but glaucoma can be serious and you can go blind. I'd see an eye physician soon! ...Read more

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Why is it that my vision keeps going central?

Why is it that my vision keeps going central?

See below: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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