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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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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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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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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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67yo with spot in vision. No flashing or h/a can see peripherally ok. Could this be just a floater. Keep rubbing eye no luck. No pain.

67yo with spot in vision. No flashing or h/a can see peripherally ok. Could this be just a floater. Keep rubbing eye no luck. No pain.

See Eye Dr. Soon: If a spot always appears in the SAME place in the center of your visual field, rather than just floating by, you may have a problem with the Macula in that eye. This is a small area of your retina that allows you to see fine detail clearly. Such as reading fine print or threading a needle.

The main causes are: age related macular degeneration and macular hole or pucker. SEE http://bit. Ly/1tiadJy ...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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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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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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What can I do if I see a spot in my vision when I blink?

What can I do if I see a spot in my vision when I blink?

See an Eye MD: It probably is just a floater but you should have an exam by and eye md to be sure it is not something more significant. After I had cataract surgery, I had my floaters removed surgically. ...Read more

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I have a blurry spot in my vision. It's a constant spot and doesn't change positions. What could it be?

Retina?: A small fixed blurry spot in the vision usually represents a macular problem in the retina. Sometimes, this is just a benign process but it's a good idea to get it checked out. There can be swelling like in serous chorioretinopathy or an early macular hole. See your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have black spot in my vision at night?

Visual problem: Recommend Ophthalmology evaluation to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a black spot in my vision when I blink?

What could be the cause of a black spot in my vision when I blink?

Floater: If it moves, then it's likely a vitreous opacity. Can be noted when the eye moves or seen against a light colored background. Floaters can be observed but should watch for warning signs of retinal detachment. ...Read more

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I sometimes see a temporary black or white spot in my vision. Sometimes in the centre sometimes in side vision. It looks like I've looked at a light?

I sometimes see a temporary black or white spot in my vision. Sometimes in the centre sometimes in side vision. It looks like I've looked at a light?

Eye symptoms: Such as the ones you mention indicate the need to see and eye doctor, an opthalmologist. Get this checked out for good health and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...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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Can the sun damage peripheral vision? I was looking at something for about 20 seconds, and it was in my vision. Later there was a spot in my vision.

Can the sun damage peripheral vision? I was looking at something for about 20 seconds, and it was in my vision. Later there was a spot in my vision.

Yes and no: The focused sun on the retina (any part) will cause damage, often permanent. If you concentrated on looking at something, holding your eye still, something in peripheral view that focuses light on the peripheral retina might have caused damage leading to that spot. The eye gets pain and a strong avoidance reaction to bright light and sun, so this is quite rare except the conditions in eclipse ...Read more

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I have a small blurry spot in my vision that stays in the same spot. Saw an ophthalmologist who said my eyes were healthy. Should I seek 2nd opinion?

I have a small blurry spot in my vision that stays in the same spot. Saw an ophthalmologist who said my eyes were healthy. Should I seek 2nd opinion?

Second Opinion Help: If you still see a spot in your vision and are were not given a answer that you feel explains why you have the spot, I would recommend a second opinion. Knowledge is power. ...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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I see black spot in my vision, As the eye moves spots are also moves?

Be seen now!: Please see your doctor ASAP as this could be a sign of an ocular stroke or a retinal artery occlusion. I would probably go the to an ER with an ophthalmologist on staff to get fully checked out. ...Read more

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I see a bright spot in my vision in each eye, (like after you stare at the sun) it's been there constantly for 24 hrs. Could it be from lyrica (pregabalin) I'm on?

I see a bright spot in my vision in each eye, (like after you stare at the sun) it's been there constantly for 24 hrs. Could it be from lyrica (pregabalin) I'm on?

No, not Lyrica (pregabalin): See an ophthalmologist, as you might possess a retinal detachment, but since you have this in both eyes, need to check potential for lesion in back of brain. Don't delay, get help ASAP ...Read more

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Do eye floaters float everywher or do they stay in one spot in your vision?

Do eye floaters float everywher or do they stay in one spot in your vision?

Should move.: This is from a posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied & is pulling away from the retina which lines the back of your eye. This is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina & tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment & blindness. Go to your doctor immediately if you start to. ...Read more

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After vigorous exercise, I often experience a spot of distorted vision and I think it is coming from my left eye. What is causing this?

After vigorous exercise, I often experience a spot of distorted vision and I think it is coming from my left eye. What is causing this?

Need exam to be sure: It is difficult to say what is causing this without an eye examination, including a careful retinal examination. The symptom of visual distortion usually comes from a retinal problem, for example is there was a temporary swelling in the retina after exercise. However, exercise does not usually cause this. Other possibilites could be optic nerve, vascular, or even brain related problems. ...Read more

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Often feel dizziness. And sometimes dizzy brings white spot vision. Hand shaking getting worst?

Often feel dizziness. And sometimes dizzy brings white spot vision. Hand shaking getting worst?

Dizzy: There are many causes of dizziness. When you also see white spots, I am concerned about poor blood circulation, which may affect the visual cortex. In any case, call your primary care doctor for an appointment-- I am concerned about your health. ...Read more

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Had lazer treatment on my right eye 10 days ago for a hole in my retina. Today I noticed a cloudy spot in my vision. Is this something to worry about?

Had lazer treatment on my right eye 10 days ago for a hole in my retina. Today I noticed a cloudy spot in my vision. Is this something to worry about?

NMS but: You need to contact the eye doctor immediately if there is any unusual reaction. Just assume that if you have not been warned about this type of reaction, it usually demands immediate attention. ...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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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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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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Was throwing up w/ stomach flu, broke a blood vessel in eye, now 3 days later I have a small blind/blank spot in peripheral vision of that eye? Thnx

Was throwing up w/ stomach flu, broke a blood vessel in eye, now 3 days later I have a small blind/blank spot in peripheral vision of that eye? Thnx

Unrelated: Sounds like the broken vessel in the eye an the blak spot in the peripheral vision are not related. The latter might be related to the "stomach flu".
Need to see eye doctor and check visual field and other work up. ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks pregnant and and I have a blurred spot in my vision. Should I be concerned?

Worth checking out: Pregnancy certainly can cause a change in prescription. However, a blurry spot in the vision of one eye is very specific. It could be anything from dry eyes to swelling in the retina. I see you live in orlando--i'd be happy to examine you if you are concerned. We could do a visual field to make sure the central and peripheral vision is intact. ...Read more

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Why do I have a constant blurry spot I'm my vision?

Constant blurry spot: A constant blurred spot in your vision would suggest a retinal problem and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Gray spot in field of vision can be removed?

Potentially: Most likely a gray spot in your vision is a floater, however there are many other causes and some are vision threatening. The first step is to see an ophthalmologist and be certain of the diagnosis. If it is a floater, most of the time your ophthalmologist will not treat it as they usually become less bothersome over time. There is a procedure that a retina specialist can do to remove floaters. ...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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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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I am seeing a spot in front of me, it's in both of my eyes (same spot) it's obstructing my vision. What is this?

I am seeing a spot in front of me, it's in both of my eyes (same spot) it's obstructing my vision. What is this?

Need eye evaluation: Without an exam, it's hard to tell. You really need an eye professional to examine your eye so that whatever this is can be evaluated properly and diagnosed. Once we know what it is, we can then figure our what kind of treatment options are available. Best of luck ...Read more