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Why do I sometimes get bright wavy lines in my vision?

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  • AAaron Weingeist, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
    Your symptoms sound suspicious for an ophthalmic migraine (migraine without a headache). An ophthalmic migraine often includes zigzag lines, colored lights, or flashes of lights expanding to one side of your vision over 10 to 30 minutes. While what you described is not likely to be a sign of a more serious problem, you should consider scheduling an evaluation with your local Eye M.D..

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