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I have just suffered an episode of zigzag lines, on far corner of left eye, almost as though the image was outside the eye, as when a fan is on and the eye catches a glimpse.I am Female 58 yrs of age, on Thyroxine, and nsaid for arthiritis
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no major problem with floaters, have a slight headache, but had a massage yesterday, have neck problems, so not unusual for me to have a minor headache after treatment.I have never had anything like this before
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It likely that you are experiencing the symptom of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). PVD occurs when the clear gel inside the eye (vitreous) melts, and sometimes pulls away from the back of the eye. This is common with age. It is usually not harmful, except when it is severe to the point for affecting your normal vision. At that point the retinal eye doctor would consider removing the melted vitreous. However, I suggest that you plan a scheduled visit to your eye doctor for a dilated eye exam to exclude any retina break that can serve as point for retinal detachment.

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