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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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

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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


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What causes wavy lines and blind spotsvin vision ?

What causes wavy lines and blind spotsvin vision ?

Depends: A common source of such phenomena is alterations in the health and architecture of the macula, the area of central sharp vision. This can last a long time. Temporary changes can occur due to migraines and vascular changes. There are many other causes so if this is occurring, see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin McCannel
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Are there any conditions other than macular degeneration that cause lines to look wavy in your vision?

Are there any conditions other than macular degeneration that cause lines to look wavy in your vision?

Yes, many: The most common condition that may cause wavy vision might be a macular pucker. Others include central serous chorioretinopathy, drusen in the macula, macular hole, etc. Best to get an exam with an eyemd! ...Read more

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I have dark grey wavy lines my vision which move when i move my eyes. What is the cause of this?

I have dark grey wavy lines my vision which move when i move my eyes.  What is the cause of this?

Eye migraine, retina: See your eye md now. This could be either an ocular migraine (migraine variant) or a retinal or viteous issue. You cannot diagnosis it yourself. See your eye md (ophthalmologist) soon. Go now. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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What type of specialist would determine the cause of wavy lines in vision and seizures?

What type of specialist would determine the cause of wavy lines in vision and seizures?

A primary care: physician may refer a patient with these symptoms to a neurologist & an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Goren
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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

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Dr. Theodore Leng
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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

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Does hydrocephalus cause sqigly lines in your vision?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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What causes sudden wiggly lines in vision?

Many possible causes: The most common cause is migraine but there are many causes. If this is occurring in just one eye, then you need an eye exam soon. ...Read more

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