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I want to know what's the blind spot and why does everyone have it?

I want to know what's the blind spot and why does everyone have it?

The blind spot in: Our visual field is due to the placement of the optic nerve. This is the part of the brain that enters the eye which contains primarily neurons (nerve tissue) and not photoreceptors (rods ; cones). The lack of photoreceptors prevent light from being absorbed for processing. We need the optic nerve to deliver the retinal signals to the brain for processing the images we see. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Where is the blind spot in the retina?

See below: The physiologic (normal) blind spot is from the area of the retina that is occupied by the optic nerve. The brain "fills in" this missing circular area of perception, so you usually don't notice the blind spot in your everyday vision. ...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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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

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I'm curious as to why is the blind spot in the human eye necessary?

I'm curious as to why is the blind spot in the human eye necessary?

Optic nerve: Its not that its necessary, but its where you're optic nerve is located. Information from your retinal fibers have to go somewhere and although its not optimally located, your brain compensates well enough that you hardly notice. ...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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What is a blind spot? Why do we have one?

BS: The physiologic blind spot is the area about 12 degrees temporal to center of vision. It corresponds to the location of the optic nerve head. There is no light sensitive tissue on the ONH. You can find your blind spot by closing one eye, looking at your thumb at arm's length, and slowly moving your arm away from your body while staring straight ahead. Your thumb will disappear. ...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