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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Blind Spot In Vision (Definition)

Most people are not aware of their blind spot, the small spot in everybody's visual field that is blank. The attachment point of the optic nerve (the nerve that carries all visual information to the brain) to the eyeball causes every person to ...Read more


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Could use your help docs! my eye dr told me I have a blind spot on my left eye. What does that mean?

Could use your help docs! my eye dr told me I have a blind spot on my left eye. What does that mean?

Blind spot: Normal eyes all have a natural blind spot that is part of the anatomy. If that is what your doctors is speaking of it is normal. If there is an area within the eye that you cannot use to see then you need to find out more on this from your physician. ...Read more

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Blind spot in vision; also like a sparkly prism?

Blind spot in vision; also like a sparkly prism?

Migraine: You have described a typical pattern for occipital migraine, a condition affecting the circulation to the occipital lobe - the visual information processing part of the brain. These are benign, annoying but come from nothing and lead to nothing. Most are over in 5 minutes to 1 hour. If you get another, cover one eye, then the other and you will notice the sparkles in the same 1/2 of each eye. ...Read more

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If I have a blind spot in my right eye, could it be treated (medicine/surgery)? Does working with computers/reading/crying.. Etc, make it worse?

If I have a blind spot in my right eye, could it be treated (medicine/surgery)? Does working with computers/reading/crying.. Etc, make it worse?

Depends on what the : Blind spot is. Everyone has a blind spot, but their brains are unaware of this blind spot. I assume this is not the blind spot you're talking about. If you actually see a blind spot in your vision, then you need to see and ophthalmologist immediately. Some of those things can be treated, but some of them cannot. You just want to make sure that it is something that's not going to get larger. ...Read more

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Is it possible to never get used to your blind spot from floaters?

Is it possible to never get used to your blind spot from floaters?

Yes: Most people do adapt to floaters that are blocking the vision, often with the brain "filtering out" the floater so that it is only bothersome in certain situations. Unfortunately, the only sure treatment would be surgical removal of the vitreous gel that fills the back of the eye (and this is generally not recommended unless floaters are persistantly and extremely unusually troublesome). ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to never get used to a blind spot?

Is it possible to never get used to a blind spot?

Yes: Blind spots or scotomas can be positive or negative. Positive scotomas are either dark, light or scintillating and are difficult to ignor. Negative scotomas are areas where the patient does not see anything and are relatively easy to ignor. ...Read more

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What is the blind spot?

What is the blind spot?

The Optic Nerve: The part of the back of the eye where the optic nerve head leaves the eye to carry the message of vision to the brain has no rods or cones and therefore shows up in the visual field test as a "blind spot". ...Read more

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What is a blind spot? Why do we have one?

BS: The physiologic blind spot is the area about 12 degrees temporal to center of vision. It corresponds to the location of the optic nerve head. There is no light sensitive tissue on the ONH. You can find your blind spot by closing one eye, looking at your thumb at arm's length, and slowly moving your arm away from your body while staring straight ahead. Your thumb will disappear. ...Read more

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How can one start seeing in the blind spot?

How can one start seeing in the blind spot?

Can't: The physiologic blind spot is located in visual space where the optic nerve comes into the eye. There are no rods and cones in that location so no vision is possible there. The othere eye picks up the area that is missing so with both eyes we don't have a bind spot. ...Read more

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Can you develop blind spot without going blind?

Yes: But if your blind spot is new... You need to seek medical attention immediately. A newly developed blind spot is never normal and may be treatable. ...Read more

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Blind spot in vision; also like a sparkly prism?

Migraine: You have described a typical pattern for occipital migraine, a condition affecting the circulation to the occipital lobe - the visual information processing part of the brain. These are benign, annoying but come from nothing and lead to nothing. Most are over in 5 minutes to 1 hour. If you get another, cover one eye, then the other and you will notice the sparkles in the same 1/2 of each eye. ...Read more

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Is there a natural blind spot that everyone has?

Is there a natural blind spot that everyone has?

Yes: Everyone has a blind spot in their field of vision.It is small area related to the actual anatomical place where the optic nerve penetrates the retina. ...Read more

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Why can I see my blind spot? How does that work?

Whew!: The other eye fills in the blank spot. So only can be seen with other eye closed. The blind spot is normal--there is no retina tissue there. ...Read more

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Is it possible to never get used to a blind spot?

Yes: Blind spots or scotomas can be positive or negative. Positive scotomas are either dark, light or scintillating and are difficult to ignor. Negative scotomas are areas where the patient does not see anything and are relatively easy to ignor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blind spot?

Optic nerve location: The physiologic blind spot is located about 15 degrees temporal to the midline in each eye. The reason for the blind spot is that there are no photoreceptors on the optic nerve. Your brain will fill that spot in with information from the other eye or with what it thinks is there. There are many websites that can help you explore this phenomenon if you google it. ...Read more

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Interested to know if everyone has a blind spot in the same spot?

Yes: Everyone has a blind spot that is temporal (to the right in the right eye vision, and to the left on in the left eye vision) to central vision. If one makes two dots on a piece of paper about 10 cm apart, then looks at one, with the other temporal, and moves the paper closer and farther from the eye, the temporal dot will disappear. The blind spot is where the vision nerve enters the eye. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the blind spot and why does everyone have it?

The blind spot in: Our visual field is due to the placement of the optic nerve. This is the part of the brain that enters the eye which contains primarily neurons (nerve tissue) and not photoreceptors (rods ; cones). The lack of photoreceptors prevent light from being absorbed for processing. We need the optic nerve to deliver the retinal signals to the brain for processing the images we see. ...Read more