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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get rid of your blind spot in migraine fast?

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Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No: I know of no treatment that will make the blind spot, or "scintillating scotoma" of migraine resolve any faster than its natural course. All migraine treatments are directed towards preventing the disabling headache and nausea that often follows. In a way, the scotoma is useful, because it warns us that the severe headache is coming.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How come i get a blind spot before a migraine?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ocular Migraine : Temporary blind spots and formed flashes-scintillating schotomas are part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients have spasms of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms. Temporary loss of blood flow causes temporary sight loss. If it persists or interferes with daily activities then go to your primary care doctor for an exam and treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to get rid of your blind spot?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No and why: A blind spot is present in each eye which is the site of exit of the optic nerve from the eye into the brain. The visual system compensates for this so you are not aware of it and it can only be detected by testing. If you truly got rid of it you would damage your sight in that eye.

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