Why am I seeing zig zags in my vision?

Yes, It Can Happen, and It’s Called an Ocular Migraine. Seeing spots, zigzags, flashes of light or double vision can be a sign of an ocular migraine, a kind of migraine without a headache.

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In this regard, what does it mean when you see zig zags in your vision?

Ocular Migraine Symptoms Typically you will see a small, enlarging blind spot (scotoma) in your central vision with bright, flickering lights (scintillations) or a shimmering zigzag line (metamorphopsia) inside the blind spot. Generally, ocular migraines are considered harmless.

Likewise, what causes your eyes to see wavy lines? Metamorphopsia affects central vision (versus peripheral, or side vision) and distorts the appearance of linear objects. It can occur in one eye or both. When you have metamorphopsia, you may find that: Straight objects, like a signpost, appear wavy.

Beside this, is an ocular migraine a sign of a stroke?

Aura is generally harmless. The visual disturbances may temporarily interfere with certain daily activities such as reading or driving, but the condition usually is not considered serious. It has been noted, however, that aura may be associated with a small increased risk of stroke (cerebral infarction) in women.

Why am I suddenly getting ocular migraines?

Ocular migraines are caused by reduced blood flow or spasms of blood vessels in the retina or behind the eye. In an ocular migraine, vision in the affected eye generally returns to normal within an hour. Ocular migraines can be painless or they can occur along with (or following) a migraine headache.

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