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Blind Spot In Visual Field
What would cause blind spots in my visual field and tingling feeling under the skin in my left temporal area? sometimes its accompanied by headache.
Go get seen!: Any blind spots must be treated asap! The list of posdibilities can be long. Neurologic problems like stroke, ms, migraine. Autoimmune disease like vasculitis or temporal arteritis. Either way, waiting even a day can jeopardize your vision or life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very faint visual disturbance when moving eyes, disappears when still. Only in left eye. No trauma or pain. Always in same place. No blind spot?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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BLIND SPOT: We all have a normal blind spot, the optic nerve head. There are other pathological blind spots occurring in diseased conditions such as glaucoma, solitary retinal hemorrhages, artery or vein occlusions etc. Stress alone is unlikely to cause such blind spots, but theoretically it could contribute to worsen a preexisting condition like hypertension, which may lead to retinal hemorrhages. ...Read more
Amsler gird: There is a gird with central black dot that is called amsler grid. You can down load an app, search online or ask you doc for it. You test one eye at a time look straight at the center dot and make sure you can see all the grid lines surrounding of it. You can also tell while you are reading if you are missing letters or word from the line. ...Read more
??: Need a little more info about your question. I assume you're saying you have a blind spot centrally and your seeing scintillating light peripherally--typically lasting about 15 minutes, not usually associated with any other symptoms. Sounds like an acephalic migraine or ocular migrains, without headache, sometimes described as auras. Central blindspot is concerning though. See your eyemd. ...Read more
Vasc? Migraine? MS?: Sudden vision loss, "blind spot" needs to checked out. 1 eye or both? What part of vision? Other symptoms? Numbness, clumsyness, continence issues, etc? Could be spasm of vessels leading to a segment of brain (visual cortex) or to eye itself. Could be manifestation of neurological problems, e.g. Demyelinating disorders, including multiple sclerosis. See md. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: All patients actually have a physiologic blind spot that corresponds to where the optic nerve is located in the retina. It may be able to find this yourself by holding your finger in front of your face in the right location. When both eyes are open, each eye's visual field will "cover" the blind spot of the other eye and there will be no blind spot visible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer