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Question:
I have an unusual symptom I hope you can explain to me. The center of whatever I look at sometimes appears to move around slightly by stretching, oscillating, or swerving. The distortion is fairly subtle, but I am sure I am not imagining it. This phenomenon occurs even when one eye is closed, and it has been accompanied by minor dizziness and discomfort while trying to read. Am I experiencing the "wavy" vision of macular degeneration? If not, what could be causing this?   

Answer:
Many things could cause your symptoms, and you should see an ophthalmologist in the near future. Still, this does not "sound" as if it is a genuine emergency.

Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD Dr. Charles P. Wilkinson

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Dec 01, 2012

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