Are straight lines appearing wavy always a sign of macular degeneration or a macular disease?

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I'm 14 and straight lines and text are sometimes wavy and look like they are moving. Is this always a sign of macular degeneration? I went to an optometrist, and he said I shouldn't worry because of my age, but I am a massive health worrier, and I am still worrying sad

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    Hi

    I wouldn't worry, my wife had this problem when I was in hospital, she saw a specialist who told her it was caused by a slight hormone imbalance caused by worry.

    My wife's problem cleared up when I got better and she stopped worrying.

    Hope this helps

    Pluffy

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    I would get this checked out as soon as possible despite your age. It probably isn't macular degeneration but best find out what is wrong.

    Never take a chance with your eyesight. Good luck

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      Thank you. I already went to an optometrist about this, but that was before the distortions e.t.c started. I have already considered going to an eye doctor but my mum thinks that i'm just being a hypochondriac and is against it.

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    If you are really seeing wavy lines (i.e. not imagining them) then you are not a hypochondriac, you are someone with an eye problem. And only an eye doctor can tell you whether it is macular or psychosomatic. The eyes are too important to rely on a mother's diagnosis - and if she's wrong and you lose sight in that eye, she might never forgive herself.  

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      Exactly what I was thinking. That's why i'm really trying to get her to let me see an eye doctor. I'm not sure if I am imagining them, because sometimes I see them and sometimes I don't.

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