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I get wavy lines avery once in awhile, they seem to go away

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I get wavy lines avery once in awhile, they seem to go away in a few minutes, is this something to be worried about?It does not impair my vision though
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Occasional wavy lines lasting for few minutes could be seen in ocular migraine . Though wavy lines can be seen in other eye conditions too but they tend to remain and do not disappear in few minutes. It can also be seen in posterior vitreous detachment in which the thick gel at the middle of the eye ( vitreous ) gets detached from its surrounding .Usually it is due to aging and as such is a harmless condition and does not require any treatment . Rarely in the event of it causing traction on the retina, may result in retinal tears which occasionally progress to a retinal detachment. This is characterised by a sudden decrease in vision or rather like a curtain falling in the line of vision, and should be reported to an ophthalmologist immediately.

As of now you do not have any visual complaint , so very unlikely that you have any problem in the retina. You need to report to an ophthalmologist only in case you have acute visual complaints explained above.

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