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Scary eye situation. Had trouble seeing in center of eye then zigzag prism in arc-like line. What was that?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Migraine aura?

It's not clear from your description and it would be helpful to know how long these symptoms lasted, but the "zig-zag prism in arc-like line" comment makes me think of a migraine aura.
These often make the vision temporarily hazy, then form a building arc of lights in a zig-zag just off center, which lasts 5-20 minutes, then resolves. Some have a headache after, but many just get the aura.

In brief: Migraine aura?

It's not clear from your description and it would be helpful to know how long these symptoms lasted, but the "zig-zag prism in arc-like line" comment makes me think of a migraine aura.
These often make the vision temporarily hazy, then form a building arc of lights in a zig-zag just off center, which lasts 5-20 minutes, then resolves. Some have a headache after, but many just get the aura.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ocular migraines!

Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision).
They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes.

In brief: Ocular migraines!

Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision).
They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes.
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