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What Is The Best Treatment For Blind Spot
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
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
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
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
No: I know of no treatment that will make the blind spot, or "scintillating scotoma" of migraine resolve any faster than its natural course. All migraine treatments are directed towards preventing the disabling headache and nausea that often follows. In a way, the scotoma is useful, because it warns us that the severe headache is coming. ...Read more
I was exposed to a laser beam to my eye for like 1-2secondes.I can feel that I have a blind spot on one of my eyes. Its been 2 days and the spot has n?
Caution: Lasers are powerful light sources and the eye has not evolved to defend itself against this light source. It sounds like you have overexposed a small portion of your retina and may have damaged or destroyed a few of the light receptors. You should seek out a retinal specialist to evaluate this who can estimate the prognosis but there is no actual treatment since this is physical damage. ...Read more
Blind spot /headache: This is often a symptom of migrain headaches. See your doctor for an examination and treatment. ...Read more
I have a blind spot (not the usual blind spot) due to high BP of the eye & low damage of the optic nerve, could it be treated by (medicine/surgery)?
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
Yes: Everyone has a blind spot that is temporal (to the right in the right eye vision, and to the left on in the left eye vision) to central vision. If one makes two dots on a piece of paper about 10 cm apart, then looks at one, with the other temporal, and moves the paper closer and farther from the eye, the temporal dot will disappear. The blind spot is where the vision nerve enters the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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