I read that women who experience zigzag lines in their peripheral vision have a greater risk of stroke and heart disease. Is this true and if so, what course should I take to determine if I am at a higher risk and how I can prevent stroke? I am a 55 year old woman with no history of heart disease, but I do have hyperlipidemia controlled with medication. Thank you for any information you can provide.
What is it about the vision problem that would cause a person to have a higher risk of stroke or heart issues ? I too have the zig zag lines in both eyes when I look into brightness, such as being outside on a sunny day or even just looking out the window when it's sunny outdoors. I too am 55, what is the reason behind this for increasing the risk of future health concerns ? Just curious for an answer . I have told my eye doc (m.d.) about this with each 2 year visit, and he thinks nothing of it. I've been experiencing this for about 10 years. I do get optic migraine, but only about one episode per year, I do not get a headache with it. Just the visual disturbance that lasts about 20 minutes, followed by the strong desire for a long sleep.
Thank you for reading .
You should Google Migraine and strokes. Basically, the visual aura is caused by constriction of the blood vessels in the visual cortex. A smaller diameter blood vessel is prone to closing off (heart attach in the heart, stroke in the brain).
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