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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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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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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Get a medical eye exam
Yearly
Keep glasses clean
Once
Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
Once
If cataracts are present, have them treated
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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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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Determine the best method to correct vision
Once
Use larger fonts when reading
Once
Use brighter lighted area to read, do activities
Once
Take eye vitamins
Daily
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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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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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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Get a full eye exam (refraction) from eye MD
yearly
Eat green leafy veggies, antioxidant-rich food (berries), omega-3's
daily
Always wear sunglasses and a hat outside
once
Never smoke or be around smokers
once
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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes zigzag lines in ones peripheral vision?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes zigzag lines in ones peripheral vision?

Sounds: Like you are seeing a scintillating scotoma from a migraine. A neurologist would be able to help. ...Read more

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