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What does it mean when you see zig zag lines in field of

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what does it mean when you see zig zag lines in field of vision
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.


Do you suffer from migraines?

Are both eyes involved?

Are there any flashes of lights or floaters in your vision?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

i have what i have called migraines for years but this is new

i have had flashes of light and floaters

Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

There are 2 possibilities. The first one is posterior vitreous detachment which is a normal ageing change. The vitreous gel in the back part of the eye liquifies and separates from the retina. This may cause floaters and sometimes flashes of light.

The other possibility is an ocular migraines which may or may not be followed by a headache. It is more common in people with a history of migraines. You need to see an ophthalmologist for confirmation of the diagnosis.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

is this dangerous

i am suppose to have surgery in 2 weeks for a totally unrelated problem can this wait a while

Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

Usually, it is not dangerous. Ocassionally it may cause a retinal tear which can require laser barrage around it. It will not interfere with your surgery. Thanks.

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