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Doctor insights on: Dark Spot In Center Of Vision

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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


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What would cause me to see dust particle size illuminated spots that move to the center of my vision? I was sitting in the bathroom in the semi dark.

What would cause me to see dust particle size illuminated spots that move to the center of my vision? I was sitting in the bathroom in the semi dark.

You need to see doct: You need to see your doctor for eye exam. You must also consider your thyroid for you already have issues here. Make sure your blood work for the thyroid monitoring is up to date ...Read more

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

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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Blind spot in center of vision--went away after few minutes. Should I have called eye doctor?

Blind spot in center of vision--went away after few minutes. Should I have called eye doctor?

Probably not: Depends on your age. I would see one to make sure nothing funny going on, especially if you are older or have medical problems. In a young healthy patient, it's usually migraine. ...Read more

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Dark shadow like spot under vision? Is that a serious problem?

Dark shadow like spot under vision? Is that a serious problem?

Floaters?: Sounds like your describing a floater. Could be a problem. I'd see your ophthalmologist for a dilated exam to rule out retinal tears or detachments. ...Read more

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Just had green spot flash for1/2sec bit smaler than size of o in central vision while workin on laptop low brigthness. Never had this before. Normal?

Just had green spot flash for1/2sec bit smaler than size of o in central vision while workin on laptop low brigthness. Never had this before. Normal?

Watch and wait: Once episode of flash is not a cause for concern. Should it recur, it would be prudent to see an ophthalmologist.
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How do I find out if I have a blind spot in my central vision?

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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I see a dark spot in the middle of my field of vision plus a bunch of new floaters?

I see a dark spot in the middle of my field of vision plus a bunch of new floaters?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Upon waking or opening my eyes, I see a small transparent red spot in the center of my vision lasting 1-2 seconds. Should I be concerned?

Upon waking or opening my eyes, I see a small transparent red spot in the center of my vision lasting 1-2 seconds. Should I be concerned?

Red spot noticeable: It is not common to see a red spot when you awaken. And if you see any red or pink spots, you should go to your eye doctor and have it examined. Through a dilated fundoscopic examination, they can pinpoint what is causing it, and what needs to be done, or if it just needs to be monitored. Yes, be concerned, and get a second opinion if you need to. ...Read more

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Is the blind or gray spot from macula degeneration always in dead center of vision or can they be off-center?

Is the blind or gray spot from macula degeneration always in dead center of vision or can they be off-center?

Exactness: Only the devices used by professionals can measure the exact area of disease, but I expect it may not always be 'dead center'. Have a good exam by an opthamologist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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There's a small bright spot around the center of my vision. Could my congested nose and sinus problems be the cause?

There's a small bright spot around the center of my vision. Could my congested nose and sinus problems be the cause?

Not sinus related: It is very doubtful that this is related to congestion or sinus problems. Instead, it may be a retinal problem, or may be a visual migraine if the symptoms lasted only a few minutes. If the symptoms are persisting, see an eye doctor to rule out vision threatening problems. ...Read more

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Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Migraine?: All signs of possible migraine headache. Would recommend seeing a headache specialist to see if they may help. Sometimes pain may emanate from the neck and if not better may consider a neck evaluation. Typically though neck pain will not affect the vision. ...Read more

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I feel tension constantly behind my eyes as if someone has pulled my optic nerves taught. And there is a faint big black spot in my central vision?

I feel tension constantly behind my eyes as if someone has pulled my optic nerves taught. And there is a faint big black spot in my central vision?

Eye visit: Any fixed black spot in your central vision that does not resolve indicates an eye problem requiring prompt examination. With eye pain, could have some kind of optic neuritis, otherwise could have some retinal disorder. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot in my vision, what could this be? The optometrist that I saw said that my eyes looked good, no retinal detachment or eye diseases

Floaters: If your eye exam is normal and it moves within your vision it is probably a floater. These are benign pieces of protein in the vitreous humor of the eye that casts a shadow on the retina. These have a tendency to move in and out of the visual field. ...Read more

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I have a dark purple spot appeared on my skin under my eye, my eye is sore, itchy and weeping and slight blurry vision?

I have a dark purple spot appeared on my skin under my eye, my eye is sore, itchy and weeping and slight blurry vision?

Pigmented lesion: You should see an oculoplastic surgeon for consideration of observation or biopsy of pigmented area. ...Read more

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Can cancer or a brain tumor cause some sort of rapidly growing white/yellow mass/lesion in retina (spot in central vision)?

Can cancer or a brain tumor cause some sort of rapidly growing white/yellow mass/lesion in retina (spot in central vision)?

Retina: Anatomically the retina is an extension of the central nervous system, so spread from a CNS tumor that has access to the spinal fluid or the optic nerve may spread to involve the retina with little obstruction. ...Read more

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Twice this week I have woken up in the dark and my vision in one eye appeared to have a black spot in it. I have been battling nasal congestion and what I believe to be allergies. I am a 25 yrO male who has been suffering from various symptoms for the pas

Twice this week I have woken up in the dark and my vision in one eye appeared to have a black spot in it. I have been battling nasal congestion and what I believe to be allergies. I am a 25 yrO male who has been suffering from various symptoms for the pas

Visual disturbance: Could be from congestion because when you sleep the fluids from congestion flow into the eye area. Would elevate head of bed with pillow between mattress and boxspring. That being said follow up today with optometrist (lenscrafters, hour eyes) as they can get a good look at the eye and are accesible and can tell you if something in the eye needs immediate attention. F/u w/ doc may need antibiotics ...Read more

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@11am noticed a sm blood vessel popped in eye @2pm got bigger @7pm formed a blister in my eye w/dark spot in Center feels squishy?

@11am noticed a sm blood vessel popped in eye @2pm got bigger @7pm formed a blister in my eye w/dark spot in Center feels squishy?

Minor hemorrhage: Occasionally a weak blood vessel on the eye surface will leak and cause a subconjunctival hemorrage. This can spread over a large area and look a little scary. But these are inevitably benign - usually caused by coughing, sneezing or rubbing the eye. They are only of concerned if there is a generalized bleeding disorder with bruising over many parts of your skin (rare). ...Read more

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What insect leaves a dark spot in the center of a bite?

What insect leaves a dark spot in the center of a bite?

Sometimes: There can be a dark eschar at the center of a spider bite. However, frankly, I don't know what bit you. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite leaves a dark spot in the center?

What kind of bug bite leaves a dark spot in the center?

Many kinds: Many kinds of bites will leave a small dark spot in the center. Usually, this is a small hematoma (bruise) where the stinger or proboscis went into the skin. Less commonly, a dark area could be necrotic (dead) tissue where a toxin has acted, like in the case of a brown recluse bite. If you have concerns, see your gp. ...Read more

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Slightly raised spot was bright red with a kinda purple center to pinkish brown with a darker center no itch no pain what could it be?

Slightly raised spot was bright red with a kinda purple center to pinkish brown with a darker center no itch no pain what could it be?

See doctor: Without actually seeing the spot, it is hard to make a diagnosis. Get in to see your doctor asap. From there, he/she can make recommendations and/or referal to dermatologist. A biopsy would help. ...Read more

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What causes dark discoloration spots in right foot. Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left in inside center of foot?

What causes dark discoloration spots in right foot. Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left in inside center of foot?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is going on. ...Read more

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There's a small spot on my arm that's dark brown in the center and has pinkish red ring around it. It's raised, waxy, fingers stick if I pinch it.

There's a small spot on my arm that's dark brown in the center and has pinkish red ring around it. It's raised, waxy, fingers stick if I pinch it.

Skin lesion: How long has it been there? Has it changed in size, shape, or color? I would suggest not touching it as it can aggravate the site and possibly cause an infection. The other thing you should do is see a dermatologist and he/she can determine whether to remove it and/or biopsy it to get more information. ...Read more

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I have a dime sized spot on shaft of my penis it doesn't hurt and the color is light red to dark like a bruise and a light red circle in center?

I have a dime sized spot on shaft of my penis it doesn't hurt and the color is light red to dark like a bruise and a light red circle in center?

STD: You could have syphilis if you are sexually active and had sex with a partner who has multiple sexual partners. Syphilis can start as painless nodule in shaft of penis which can ulcerate later.
See your doctor to have it checked and do appropriate test and treatment. ...Read more