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He is 82 with ALZ. Has just had a complete physical by family doctor a week ago. I want him to see an eye doctor but he says no. Help! Any suggestions?

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It's hard to understand, sometimes, when someone complains of something and then, when a suggested solution comes up, we get blasted for the suggestion or receive a resounding "NO!" huh? Aggravating, infuriating. "Fine, then cope with it." is usually my response. "If you don't want my help, don't complain about it." I'm supportive up to the point where I begin to feel abused. Nono. Not in my lifetime, not any more.

You'd have to go to an ophthalmologist, but could it be "floaters?" Does the position of the jaggedness seem to move around with the position of his head? If so, it could be floaters. As far as I know, the only solution for them is laser surgery, and not many of our elders can tolerate it.

Good luck!
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Grandmama, can you figure out a way to get him to the doctor, even if by trickery? If it is MD, he can start treatment which would really help him, and he needs to start ASAP.

There's another possibility of a "wiggle line" being an ophthalmic migraine, but there's more than just one wiggle line. For me, it's like 1/2 of a bear trap (sorry for the violent image, but that's the best way to describe the configuration). The exterior line is semi circular, the interior line is jagged. Colors are multiple and are somewhat flashy.

My ophthalmologist said it's an ophthalmic migraine. Google "Images for ophthalmic migraine aura" to see what they look like when they appear.

She said they weren't unusual for people who were near sighted or farsighted - I can't remember which.

What I did notice is that computer work increases their frequency.
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Dry Mascular Degeneration.
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My Dad had said the same thing about a wiggle line in his eye. For my Dad it was the start of macular generation of his eye.... the sooner he gets into the eye doctor the better. This is something that a family doctor wouldn't even look for or have the equipment to view it.
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Why is he resisting going to the eye doctor? I would make an appointment and just take him.
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