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Question:
I see a wavy light in the peripheral vision of my right eye. What's causing this?

Answer:
Wavy lights in the periphery of your vision can arise for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes a wavy light can arise from something as benign as a migraine, but I'd be also concerned about a more serious etiology such as a retinal tear or detachment. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

Answered by: James M. Heltzer, MDDr. James M. Heltzer

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Jul 02, 2013

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