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What causes seeing of wavy lines in vision?

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: I have experienced wavy lines in vision about 5 times now over a period of six weeks. It only lasts about 10 -15 mins then clears. I am 73 years of age and in good health. I have had an eye test recently that was OK.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Wavy lines in vision

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

Your concern is appreciated

Wavy lines in vision can be due to age related macular degenration which is chronic eye problem and leading cause of blindness in developed world the macula of retina deteriorates with age there are two types dry and wet but dry is more common in which retina becomes thin and breaks down in wet vessels start to leak out fluid, cause of macular degenration is not known
Other symotoms are difficulty in adapting to change in light sensitivity
Haziness blurring and blind spots
Ocular migrain can also give symtom of wavy eyes other symtoms with it are sensitivity to light flashes of light etc

Detailed eye exam is required with split lamp. Please fix an appointment with an ophthalmologist in this regard.

Hope it helps

wishing you best of health

Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes seeing of wavy lines in vision?

Brief Answer: Wavy lines in vision Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome Your concern is appreciated Wavy lines in vision can be due to age related macular degenration which is chronic eye problem and leading cause of blindness in developed world the macula of retina deteriorates with age there are two types dry and wet but dry is more common in which retina becomes thin and breaks down in wet vessels start to leak out fluid, cause of macular degenration is not known Other symotoms are difficulty in adapting to change in light sensitivity Haziness blurring and blind spots Ocular migrain can also give symtom of wavy eyes other symtoms with it are sensitivity to light flashes of light etc Detailed eye exam is required with split lamp. Please fix an appointment with an ophthalmologist in this regard. Hope it helps wishing you best of health Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action Thanks Dr M.S Khalil