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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more