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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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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 happening when I randomly get a 'blind spot' under stress?

What is happening when I randomly get a 'blind spot' under stress?

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

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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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How come i get a blind spot before a migraine?

How come i get a blind spot before a migraine?

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

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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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How do I get rid of this blind spot from laser?

How do I get rid of this blind spot from laser?

Depends: Did you get a blind spot from laser treatment -- if so discuss with your ophthalmologist who did the treatment. If you were exposed to a laser beam by accident, you might have some permanent change in your retina. You should see a retinal specialist to determine the depth of damage and what you can expect. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of your blind spot from laser?

Is it possible to get rid of your blind spot from laser?

Blind spot: No. The physiologic blind spot is an ignored area in your peripheral vision that represents where the optic nerve inserts into the eye. The connection itself has no photoreceptors and therefore casts a small circular "blind spot" in the outer peripheral visual area or field. It is not a treatable condition. ...Read more

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How come I get a blind spot in my right eye?

How come I get a blind spot in my right eye?

Not sure: But a blind spot is not normal if noted under normal conditions. See an ophthalmologist soon- the list of causes too long. ...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


Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floaters are transparent shapes that can sometimes seen floating in the visual field and are due to deposits in the fluid of the eye. They can be normal or ...Read more