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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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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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At times I see black sgiggle lines in my vision field?

At times I see black sgiggle lines in my vision field?

Likely Floaters: It's possible you are seeing floaters in your visual field, particularly if they're seen in daylight while looking at a bland backdrop, like a sky or white wall. The floaters should not block or affect visual acuity. Or if your linear squiggly lines have a building, perhaps curvilinear pattern that shimmers or has a sawtooth or klaidescopic appearance disturbing vision with/without pain:? Migraine. ...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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How much squinting can damage your vision over time?

How much squinting can damage your vision over time?

None: Squinting cuts out some light that is not properly focused on the retina. It might cause wrinkles, but it won't hurt your vision. Your vision may degrade over time due to age, not due to squinting. ...Read more

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If I have an early glaucoma, does this affect my vision by time?

If I have an early glaucoma, does this affect my vision by time?

Possibly: Glaucoma can be vision threatening if poorly treated or undetected. The goal of therapy is to get the internal pressure into a safe range so that the vision is not affected. In most cases the vision will be preserved. It is a bit of a difficult motivation task as the use of eyedrops for glaucoma does not produce an immediate benefit (like a pain reliever would) so treatment is for the long term. ...Read more

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Is it common for person with diabetes to lose vision over time?

Is it common for person with diabetes to lose vision over time?

Yes: Yes particularly if blood sugar is uncontrolled for a long time. High blood sugar damages the blood vessesl and retina of the eye which leads to vision loss. Also, very high or fluctuating blood sugars can causes temporary changes in vision which improve when blood sugar improves. ...Read more

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I get tunnel vision then can't see some times. What is wrong with me?

I get tunnel vision then can't see some times. What is wrong with me?

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can as well as poor blood flow to the occipital lobes of the brain. Both of theses would explain the vision loss of both eyes at the same time. If only one eye is affected it could be a retinal migraine or transient central retinal artery occlusion, with cilio-retinal artery sparing of the central vision. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Will wearing someone else's strong glasses all the time cause my vision to worsen?

Will wearing someone else's strong glasses all the time cause my vision to worsen?

No: I am assuming you are wearing someone elses eyeglasses because they help your vision. But since they are not fit to your need, you might feel some strain. This is not harmful but it might be uncomfortable. At some time you should consider going to an ophthalmologist and getting the proper correction for your eyes. ...Read more

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I have been haveing headaches for two weeks off and on and my vision gets blurry at times?

I have been haveing headaches for two weeks off and on and my vision gets blurry at times?

Need physical exam: A full physical exam is needed to establish a diagnosis. So my first rec would be to see a doctor in person. Most likely this is a migraine headache especially if you are sensitive to light and is associated with nausea and vomiting. Another cause is temporal arteritis and is worsened with tapping your temples or worsens with chewing. This could be uncontrolled blood pressure as well. ...Read more

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Blepharatis causing vision changes? I see blurry or sometimes I see very bright or other times i just see normal or very foggy why is that?

Blepharatis causing vision changes? I see blurry or sometimes I see very bright or other times i just see normal or very foggy why is that?

Maybe: Blepharitis can cause a poor tear film which can affect your vision. If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis, perform lid hygiene with warm compresses and baby shampoo lid scrubs twice daily. Also, use artificial tears. If this doesn't help, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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There are times when my vision becomes shaky as if there's always an earthquake. Usually happens when I stare into something. What could this mean?

There are times when my vision becomes shaky as if there's always an earthquake. Usually happens when I stare into something. What could this mean?

? vertigo: Your symptoms of "earthquake" by which you probably mean that you feel shaky or tilt as if there was earth quake. Such episodes of loss of balance are frequent in vertigo. However, they should happen not with staring alone but with quick head or body movements too. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I lose my vision constantly and after that I have a big headache? I lose my vision a couple of time a week and its becomming a big problem

Why do I lose my vision constantly and after that I have a big headache? I lose my vision a couple of time a week and its becomming a big problem

Migraine: With classic migraines, there is a period of visual distortion that lasts 15-45 minutes and is followed by a headache. There are many good treatments for migraines. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are controllable, predictable flashes of light in vision usually benign? Like every time I look up quickly in dark, I see a small flash at the bottom.

Are controllable, predictable flashes of light in vision usually benign? Like every time I look up quickly in dark, I see a small flash at the bottom.

Not always!: Posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". When it pulls away (initially tugs), it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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For 4 times, my vision get clouded with yellowness suddenly, I can't find my balance and I feel nauseous. Had to sit down but comes back when I stand.

For 4 times, my vision get clouded with yellowness suddenly, I can't find my balance and I feel nauseous. Had to sit down but comes back when I stand.

See doctor: This may happen with severe anemia (more likely in a female with heavy menstrual flow and little iron intake) or even migraine. Need to check with doctor. I presume that you were not dehydrated during these episodes since this can be one of the causes as well. ...Read more

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For 4 times, my vision get clouded with yellowness suddenly, I can't find my balance and I feel nauseous. Had to sit down but comes back when I stand.

Hypotension: This is a syndrome that can be caused by abnormally low blood pressure and the symptoms are cleared by lying down. Check your blood pressure sitting and then standing after 30 seconds to see if your blood pressure drops below 90 systolic and produces your symptoms. If this is the problem, get evaluated by your physician for conditions like anemia, neuropathy, iron deficiency, etc. ...Read more

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When I stretch or I get up from my chair sometimes I lose control and my vision becomes blindish like everything goes blurry and hard to walk at times?

When I stretch or I get up from my chair sometimes I lose control and my vision becomes blindish like everything goes blurry and hard to walk at times?

PRESYNCOPE: If you are under 50yo, most likely low blood pressure or hypoglycemia. Start keeping track of blood pressure morning and evening and when you have symptoms. Also, you need detailed exam and full lab workup. CBC, CMP, VITD, B12, folic acid, LYME TITERS. If symptoms persist MRI OF BRAIN R/O. TIA v MS. MRA OF CAROTIDS R/O Aneurysm. If you are over 50, you should seek urgent evaluation R/O TIA ...Read more

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I spend alot of time on my computer. I'm mentioning this cuz I'm scaredit's effecting my vision.what happens is a flash of black as if the lightwentout?

Not to worry: Computer use can be tiring and cause some degree of eye dryness but no harm will come from it. Otherwise, eye doctors would have set up shop across the street from Apple and Microsoft to get that business. ...Read more