Straight lines are bent



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I see a slight bend to my left on any straight line, not directly in front of me.  It is only with left eye. 

This has been going on for 3 weeks.  I saw a very reputable Macular Retina specialist who told me my eyes are perfect and healthy and I do not have Age Related Macular Degeneration. 

I was so excited and nervous I forgot to ask what may cause that slight bend on straight lines.  What are some reasons other than AMD? 




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The most common cause of straight lines that appear wavy or bent in old age is age related macular degeneration. Any pathological defect in the back of the eye can also cause that such as macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, epiretinal membrane, choroidal rupture and retinal detachment.

Problems from the anterior part of the eye can also cause that such as corneal astigmatism, keratoconus, eyelid mass that causes pressure on the cornea and sometimes after cataract eye surgery in which there is tilting of intraocular lens.

Full examination of the eye with multiple imaging tests might be required in order to find the exact diagnosis so i would recommend for a second opinion.