I started having vision problems in one eye about 7 years ago. I noticed\nthat when reading, the letters in a word weren't all the same size,\nstraight lines were wavy, and grids looked really bizarre. The problem\nwas only in one eye but it made it pretty unpleasant to read and do any\nexacting work.\n\nI went to an ophthalmologist and he said it was preretinal membrane. He\nsaid that as we get older, the gel in the eyes shrinks and is replaced\nby fluid. As the gel shrinks, if it doesn't detach from the retina\nevenly it causes a wrinkled retina effect. I asked him if it ever gets\nbetter and I don't remember if he said yes. I do remember that he said\nit sometimes get worse.\n\nAnyway, a few hours ago I was walking around and suddenly I saw hundreds\nof sparkly white lights shooting around for about a second. Shortly\nthereafter I noticed something was different with my vision. I picked up\na newspaper and voila, my vision was almost perfect. I closed my good\neye and took another look. Yep, problem gone. I guess the gel pulled\naway from the retina.\n\nSo, I may not go to sleep tonight. I'm busy looking around.