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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

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 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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What causes sparkles in my vision?

What causes sparkles in my vision?

Retinal changes, etc: Sparkles termed photopsias, can occur from changes in the character of the vitreous in the back of the eye mostly due to aging, but can also be due to retinal detachments, and some inherited retinal changes. They can also be a thing that occurs with migraines. You should visit your ophthalmologist if you have these symptoms. ...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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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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What is cause of declining vision?

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 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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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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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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What are the possible causes of shaky vision?

What are the possible causes of shaky vision?

No such thing: I have never heard of shaky vision. There is a condition called nystagmus where the eyes rotate or move back and forth when awake. ...Read more

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What causes snowy vision and what makes it worse?

What causes snowy vision and what makes it worse?

Brain dysfunction: Snowy vision is caused by brain dysfunction in the right lingual gyrus. It is seen in patients with persistent migraine aura. It can also be seen with optic neuritis caused by MS. Often no obvious cause is identified. ...Read more

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What causes vision blurry?

What causes vision blurry?

Long list: Vision can get blurry from uncorrected need for eyeglasses, diseases of the cornea, inflammation of the inside, eye dryness, retinal disease like diabetes and a host of other things. If the vision is becoming blurry, see your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes tunnel vision?

What causes tunnel vision?

Many causes: Many disorders can cause tunnel vision. The most common are migraines, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause vision problem?

Could TMJ cause vision problem?

NO: Tmj causes pain and discomfort. When eating or talking you hear a click or grinding noise but your vision shouldn't be impaired. ...Read more

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What can cause distorted vision?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What causes sudden vision changes?

What causes sudden vision changes?

Many causes: For sudden vision loss its extremely important to see an eye doctor immediately. It could be due to stroke in the eye (blood vessel problem), emboli from the carotid artery or heart, retinal detachment, bleeding, optic nerve or brain problem. ...Read more

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What is caused by blackout vision?

What is caused by blackout vision?

See Doctor ASAP!: A blackout of vision is a worrisome symptom and you should see your medical doctor and your eye doctor right away. Transient blackout of vision in one eye could be several things including a momentary loss of circulation to the eye, while simultaneous blackout of vision in both eyes could be due to reduced circulation to the brain or other neurologic causes. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause shaky vision?

DEHYDRATION: Yes it can cause shaky vision, weakness, syncope, inability to think, etc. ...Read more

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What causes blurred/distorted vision?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more