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Doctor insights on: Blind Spots In Peripheral Vision In Intermediate Stage

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Peripheral Vision (Definition)

When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured ...Read more


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Blind spots, vision problems, hypochondriac, what to do?

Blind spots, vision problems, hypochondriac, what to do?

Blind spots: Hypochondriacs can have real disease just as any other patient can. Go see your eye MD for a formal evaluation and put your mind to rest. Be honest about the hypochondria and as specific as you can about the vision problems. The eye MD will have several tests to evaluate your vision and your visual field. You may do better with one less thing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can someone with blind spots in vision still receive a driver's license?

Can someone with blind spots in vision still receive a driver's license?

Yes: In most states, you can legally obtain a driver's license if you have one eye that sees 20/40 or better. ...Read more

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I randomly get weird flashy blind spots in my vision. It starts off small & then gradually gets bigger. It almost looks like zig zag patterns. Help?!

I randomly get weird flashy blind spots in my vision. It starts off small & then gradually gets bigger. It almost looks like zig zag patterns. Help?!

Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulating the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or othe associated symptoms. To be sure, see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. Also, neurologist often rec. treatment of migraines. ...Read more

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Green light in my left eye, blind spots, half vision?

Green light in my left eye, blind spots, half vision?

Very cryptic: Sorry but I'm not understanding what's going on and I don't understand the question either. You see a green light in your left eye or green lights in your left eye give you blind spots and half vision? Please clarify. ...Read more

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Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

See doctor NOW!: Whether this is a retinal/neurologic problem or a blood supply problem, it needs to be evaluated immediately to prevent permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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Sort of getting blind spots in vision, hot flashes, headache, ringing in ears?

Sort of getting blind spots in vision, hot flashes, headache, ringing in ears?

See your doctor: Those are symptoms that together raise a red flag that you need to be evaluated. Could be as simple as stress, dehydration, med reaction but could also be symptoms of migraine, perimenopausal hormone fluctuations or other more concerning issues. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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Been seeing bright flashes or blurred vision/ tiny blind spots that go away. I am going to a neurologist wednesday. Any ideas?

Been seeing bright flashes or blurred vision/ tiny blind spots that go away. I am going to a neurologist wednesday. Any ideas?

Several: If neurological, consider migraine auras, and less likely, transient ischemia in posterior brain circulation, but instead might this be vitreous floaters, retinal or vitreous detachments, and best to see ophthalmologist to get diagnosed? ...Read more

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Week ago, lost partial vision in left eye. Have some blind spots just black, eye looks smaller, aches, a lot worse after shower/exercising. Is it bad?

Week ago, lost partial vision in left eye. Have some blind spots just black, eye looks smaller, aches, a lot worse after shower/exercising. Is it bad?

Could be risky: See a doctor today, and find out what is occurring. Do not let vision deteriorate. You might have reversible retinal detachment, which could get worse. You could possess an optic neuritis which could reverse with steroids. You might have a lesion on the optic nerve. In brief, your eyes are too valuable to wait. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my eyes something to di with my retina and the blood vessels on my retina that are "dried" up causing blind spots in my vision?

I have a problem with my eyes something to di with my retina and the blood vessels on my retina that are "dried" up causing blind spots in my vision?

Blind spots: It sounds as if you have already seen an ophthalmologist (o), by the description of your problem. If you did, ask the o you saw for more advice. If not, go to one as soon as possible to get a diagnosis, prognosis and a treatment plan for your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blind spot in center of vision and then patches of prisms? Aura?

??: 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

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Why do I get a blind spot in vision before a migraine?

Why do I get a blind spot in vision before a migraine?

Aura: Many people with classical migraines have stereotyped symptoms that precede the headache, referred to as an aura. If you do have an aura, use this as your trigger to immediately take an abortive medication (nsaids or a triptan), as early aboritve treatment is much more effective than waiting until the headache proper appears. ...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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Blind spot appeared in vision along with major stress?

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

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How do I find out if I have a blind spot in my central vision?

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

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Do brain tumors show up first as blind spot in your vision?

Do brain tumors show up first as blind spot in your vision?

No: A blind spot would more likely represent eye disease but should be evaluated immediately by eye md. ...Read more

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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more