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A 34-year-old member asked:

What could have caused a sudden blind spot in my left eye that impaired about 40% of my vision?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Need eye exam ASAP: There are many possible causes. If the blind spot was temporary and the visual loss completely resolved, this could be a visual migraine (which usually affects both eyes) or even a transiet ischemic attack (TIA) - which is much more serious and should be evaluated immediately. If the loss remains, retinal problems such as a vein occlusion, retinal detachment, or an optic nerve problem are possible.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

My eye dr told me I have a blind spot on my left eye. What is that?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Blvd spots: (or a scotoma) can be acquired from diseases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, retinal infection, etc. But we all have a natural blind spot located where our optic nerve enters the eye itself. Ask your ophthalmologist if he/she was referring to the natural blind spot you have or if you have developed a new one. By definition, this is an area in your field of vision that is without sight.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2015

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