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Squiggly black lines in the left eye. Moves, changes with blinking. Have cataracts blooming. What could it be?

This morning for no reason or injury I suddenly saw squiggly black lines in my left field of vision , I thought it was a string of something but it was not. It was in my eye. Like a tree branch. Then it was like an ameoba, with an outline and dots inside. Only one eye. Moves and changes with blinking. No headache . No vision issues. No trauma. I did have lasik vision correction over 10 years ago and I prestently have cataracts blooming. I am 58 years old - female.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Dear madam, Looking at your history of seeing something moving in front of one eye may be due to dryness of eyes, any debris in the LASIK flap, sutural cataract after shadow or any vitreous floater.Since it is changing with blinking there are high chances of dry spots forming in cornea which is creating an after shadow.Try some lubricating drops like refresh tears for few days and if it still persist then go to your ophthalmologist for complete evaluation with dilated fundus examination too to rule out any breaks or tears in peripheral retina....Don't worry for now...TC..bye..DR Ajay Shankar Kar,cornea consultant, Sankar foundation eye hospital,Vizag.
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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