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Doctor insights on: Is There An Eye Disorder That Causes A Blind Spot In The Central Vision Area

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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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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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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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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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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

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Temporary blurry vision with blind spot in right eye?

Temporary blurry vision with blind spot in right eye?

See an eye MD: It might be nothing or something as simple as a migraine. But it also could represent a blocked blood vessel that supplies the eye (almost like a mini stroke). You need to see an ophthalmologist who will determine whether any additional testing is required. ...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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Lithium toxic at 1.66.effects were extreme dizziness.blind spot right eye.vision looked cloudy.felt floating.saw bugs on wall.delirum or hallucination?

Lithium toxic at 1.66.effects were extreme dizziness.blind spot right eye.vision looked cloudy.felt floating.saw bugs on wall.delirum or hallucination?

See doctor ASAP!: I hope you are sharing with us the aftermath of taking too much lithium and have been seen by your PCP. Your description of visual hallucinations and not in your body means you still need to be under emergent medical supervision. So you don't injure yourself or others. You should not be driving or doing anything requiring using machinery, and have 24 hour care in a hospital ER, under observation. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have a blind spot in my left eye?

What can cause me to have a blind spot in my left eye?

Serious Causes!: A sudden loss of vision under any circumstance is usually a medical emergency. It usually signifies a decrease in blood flow to the blood vessel that serves that portion of the eye where the vision was loss. We describe phenomena as "amauroses fugax". It usually is indicative of an impending stroke. Other causes could be a mini stroke, a migraine, or if a male, a side effect of an impotence drug. ...Read more

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What can cause a blind spot in the left eye for past couple of day?

What can cause a blind spot in the left eye for past couple of day?

Retinal problem: You may have a retinal problem. You should see an eye doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Headache R side parietal area Q2wks that hasn't gone away; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. Ideas?

Headache R side parietal area Q2wks that hasn't gone away; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. Ideas?

See a neurologist: MRI should rule out any serious reason such as tumor, cyst stroke. Make sure the MRI is a contrasted study to rule out any vascular lesions. You are right to get this worked up as the symptoms sound like more than a migraine although it could be . ...Read more

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Headache R side parietal area Q2wks; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. B tumor? IICP? hydrocephalous

Headache R side parietal area Q2wks; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. B tumor? IICP? hydrocephalous

Migraine: This is migraine; some tips: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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Do you still have a blind spot with both your eyes open?

Do you still have a blind spot with both your eyes open?

Depends: Everyone has a blind spot in each eyes in the outer visualfield of vision but mostly we are not aware of it. If you developed a recent new blind spots then you need to see an ophthalmologist. . ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small blind spot in my eyes is it possible that it would get larger?

What to do if I have a small blind spot in my eyes is it possible that it would get larger?

Not normally: Each eye has a small blind spot located about 15 degrees outside of the center of fixation. Enlargement of the blind spot can occur with glaucoma and various diseases of the optic nerves including papilledema from increased intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you tell me why we don't have a blind spot when both eyes are open?

Brain compensation: The brain is the actual site of vision and it compensates for permanent things in the vision. Both of your eyes have a blind spot, a spot with no light receptors where the nerve exits, which can be mapped out by your ophthalmologist in a test called visual field. Your brain has learned to ignore these holes in the vision and fills them in so you are not aware of them being present. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the blind spot in your eye supposed to be big or small?

None: There should be no blind spots floaters may appear as tiny blind spots but if you see an abnormal sudden spot see your ophthalmologist. ...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

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Blind spot in left eye in the dark, what to do?

Blind spot in left eye in the dark, what to do?

SEE EYE SPECIALIST: First, get visual field testing and map out scotoma, and compare with right eye. Could be retinal in origin, but certain patterns may correlate with optic nerve or brain lesions. Many causes, including glaucoma on occasion. An ophthalmologist is your best source of help. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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