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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could you tell me why we don't have a blind spot when both eyes are open?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Brain compensation: The brain is the actual site of vision and it compensates for permanent things in the vision. Both of your eyes have a blind spot, a spot with no light receptors where the nerve exits, which can be mapped out by your ophthalmologist in a test called visual field. Your brain has learned to ignore these holes in the vision and fills them in so you are not aware of them being present.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

I see blind spot even with both eyes open,are my blind spots enlarged?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Blind spots : It sounds like you need to see an eye doctor. Changes in blind spots are be associated with some serious conditions.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do you still have a blind spot with both your eyes open?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: Everyone has a blind spot in each eyes in the outer visualfield of vision but mostly we are not aware of it. If you developed a recent new blind spots then you need to see an ophthalmologist. .
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it weird to have a blind spot in both eyes?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: Everyone has a blind spot in each eyes in the outer vision but mostly we are not aware of it. If you developed a recent new blind spots then you need to see an ophthalmologist. .
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Last updated Feb 16, 2014

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