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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

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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I think I have a blind spot in vision; it's either worse in right eye or only in right eye, but it's hard to even tell ?

I think I have a blind spot in vision; it's either worse in right eye or only in right eye, but it's hard to even tell ?

See ophtho: I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist, both for a dilated examination of your retina and for formal visual field testing. This would characterize your blind spot and start the search for a cause. ...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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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 appeared in vision along with major stress?

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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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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What could have caused a sudden blind spot in my left eye that impaired about 40% of my vision?

What could have caused a sudden blind spot in my left eye that impaired about 40% of my vision?

Need eye exam ASAP: There are many possible causes. If the blind spot was temporary and the visual loss completely resolved, this could be a visual migraine (which usually affects both eyes) or even a transiet ischemic attack (TIA) - which is much more serious and should be evaluated immediately. If the loss remains, retinal problems such as a vein occlusion, retinal detachment, or an optic nerve problem are possible. ...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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Had Mri was normal . Usually Rt eye. Have blind spot in vision looks like a kliedascope. Lasts 30 mins. Mri?

Had Mri was normal . Usually Rt eye.  Have blind spot in vision looks like a kliedascope.  Lasts 30 mins. Mri?

Acephalic migraine: Its not Classical symptom for "ocular" migraine, but typically visual hallucinations usually last about 15-20 minutes. MRI is not required. Just get a good exam by an ophthalmologist or a neurologist.. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Blind Spot (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


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