• Why is the center of whatever I look at sometimes appears to move around slightly by stretching, oscillating or swerving?


    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.


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