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Blind Spot

The blind spot is a small portion of the eye's visual field where the optic nerve exits out of the eye through the optic disc. It does not contain photoreceptors; therefore, light falling at a blind spot does not form any image. Edme Mariotte first observed it in 1660.

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Are the alternate dark and pale spots in my vision sight-threatening?

Query: Hello doctor, I notice some spots in my vision. But my vision is not distorted or blurred. The spots are dark sometimes and pale sometimes. It is more noticeable in my right eye rather than my left. This happens if I were to close one eye and look with another eye. Is this dangerous? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely, the spots in your vision are degenerative retina patches. I suggest you do a visual field analysis and OCT (Optical coherence tomography) to rule out scotoma. Regards.  Read Full »

I have a small blind spot on my left eye with photopsia. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I noticed a small blind spot in my left eye last month. It is located approximately at x: -2.5. y: 6 on an Amsler grid. It is relatively small, just small enough to make a cursor on my screen disappear, but also close enough to the center that I constantly notice ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you are complaining about a blind spot, we have to do eye tests (Glaucoma workup). The examination has to be done to know what it is. It includes vision, refraction, slit-lamp examination, gonioscopy, field test (Perimetry), OCT scan, and retina evaluation. You...  Read Full »

Why is there a blind spot in my central vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with my vision for a few years now and it is slowly worsening. I have the following symptoms: Blind spots in my central vision, for example when watching TV I cannot see the whole picture. Central vision is shadowed so I need light on images to see them clearly....  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you uploaded. Your macula is completely thinned out. The normal thickness and contour are lost. These are known as RPE (retinal pigment epithelium) attenuation. It is prevalent in chronic smoker...  Read Full »

I have papilledema and suffer from headaches with nausea and vomiting daily. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been told I have papilledema. My neurologist has told me to wait and see and return in a month. I am currently seeing them for trigeminal neuralgia, and I am taking Baclofen and Oxycarbpazamine. I am a 41-year-old female with 5 feet height. I have had brief vision loss in my right e...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to know further details about your problem. Regarding headaches, I have a few questions: Since when did you start to have headaches? You feel that headache in which areas of your head, and from where it started? What kind of head...  Read Full »

What causes a blind spot in the eye affecting the vision?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having an issue with my left-eye vision. A few months ago, a small blind spot appeared in my left eye. I consulted a specialist. They scanned it and said it was just a normal blind spot. But now it has got worse. It has tripled in size and is making my reading very challengi...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. To rule out if it is a normal or abnormal blind spot, get HVF 30-2 SITA standard test done. In this test, you just need to press the button in response to a light stimulus while fixing a target straight ahead. If ...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to see anything with my left eye?

Query: Hi doctor,Almost three weeks back, I started to notice a deterioration in the vision of my left eye due to a constant black spot that I see in the center of my eye. This leaves me practically incapable of seeing anything with the left eye. I am taking the tablet Galvas Met (Vildagliptin and Metformi...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to seen in your OCT, you have a choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) scar at your macula. This is the area of the eye with the maximum vision, hence the black point in your vision is seen. As seen in OCT, there is no fluid or swelling present as of now, so continue with yo...  Read Full »

Will strabismus recur even after surgical treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have strabismus. My right eye is squinting again and is mostly turned off by my brain. My left eye is the dominant eye, and I noticed a blind spot last year. But my right eye has also become narrower. I went to the ophthalmologist several times and had a visual test twice. Luckily t...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, concerning the blind spot, this had to be evaluated with a diagnostic test that evaluates your vision field and not based on symptoms. On the other hand, strabismus can evolve from discrepancies in your refraction and a significant difference between th...  Read Full »

Could exposure to bright sunlight be the reason for my vision problem?

Query: Hello doctor, Today while talking with my friend, the sun rays was going into my eyes so I closed my right eye. Only my left eye was open, and the man with whom I was talking to moved his hand much so I noticed that his hand was coming and going for some moment. And my left eye is not in the middle...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understood your concern. Everyone of us have a blindspot in the eye that is 15 degrees to the outside. It is normal, but if you have a large degree of blindspot, that is not normal. I would advise you to take a confrontation test to ...  Read Full »

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