U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

What do blind spots reveal about the brain?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Brain and vision: The vision is represented in the brain by a set of crossing nerve pathways that extend from the eye to the back of the brain. Interruption of these causes characteristic patterns of loss of side vision. For example, a left brain tumor can cause loss of the right side vision in both eyes. A pituitary tumor can cause loss of the outer (temporal) vision in both eyes.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Dec 17, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.