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Question:
This morning while working on my computer, I was having bright wavy lines fluctuating in my vision. I couldn't read or focus at distances. After 30 minutes it went away. Any idea what might be going on?

Answer:
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.

Answered by: Aaron Weingeist, MD Dr. Aaron Weingeist 

Categories: Eye Conditions, General Eye Health

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Answered: Nov 23, 2010

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