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What causes wavy vision upon waking?

What causes wavy vision upon waking?

Distorted anatomy: If you have a distorted macula (retina) anatomy, it can result in wavy vision. The more common causes of distorted maculas are macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, and macular edema. ...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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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes wavy vision upon waking from sleep?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes wavy vision upon waking from sleep?

Simple or complex: It maybe something simple as getting up too fast and your blood pressure being a bit low and cause reduced blood flow to your head- called orthostatic hypotension. Another simple reason is protein debris on the tear film, very common in the morning that is usually blinked or washed away. If you have this with any other neurologic signs- difficulty talking, holding objects, walking -go to your md. ...Read more

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Is wavy vision in right eye a concern?

Is wavy vision in right eye a concern?

Yes: Wavy vision is not normal. There are a variety of causes, some of which are benign, such as dry eyes; but others are much more serious, such as macular degeneration. You need to see an eye md to determine what is going on and get aopropriste treatment. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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I have almost constant shimmering wavy vision. Sometimes objects move up & down. I feel like i can't focus.I also have vertigo and pulsatile tinnitus.

I have almost constant shimmering wavy vision. Sometimes objects move up & down. I feel like i can't focus.I also have vertigo and pulsatile tinnitus.

See a Specialist: You have a collection of symptoms that may all be related or there may be more than one problem. A thorough history, examination, and proper laboratory studies should be performed to make a diagnosis. The specialists that might be appropriate for your problem would include otolaryngology, neurology and ophthalmology. I would recommend starting with an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Had wavy vision in left eye for over 6mo. Chkd. Fluid under retina, poss. Csr. Referred to retina specialist. Other causes of fluid? Treatment?

Had wavy vision in left eye for over 6mo. Chkd. Fluid under retina, poss. Csr. Referred to retina specialist. Other causes of fluid? Treatment?

CSR: Your retinal specialist has probably ruled out a perimacular retinal hole. Sometimes tincture of time is best treatment, however, your retinal surgeon would be best one to consult. ...Read more

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Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Not usually: Most commonly, visual events as described may be noted with migraine, vitreous or retinal detachments, syncopal episodes, and low blood pressure, but maybe, one could consider a transient ischemic attack if other answers seem implausible. ...Read more

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Can nystagmus cause wavy lines in vision?

Can nystagmus cause wavy lines in vision?

Probably not: Nystagmus from childhood brain or eye problems, sometimes with dramatic motion, does not cause a perception of what is viewed to be moving. Acquired nystagmus from injury or toxicity can cause a perception of environmental motion. The motion is linear in most cases and will not be perceived as wavy. Wavy lines are most commonly due to macular problems which your ophthalmologist can assess. ...Read more