I have developed a blind spot in my left eye which has also affected my vision. What could be the reason?

Q. What could cause a blind spot in the left eye?

Answered by
Dr. Manish Mahabir
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 21, 2023 and last reviewed on: Aug 12, 2023

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 challenging. Kindly help.



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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 you feel the need, you can get this test repeated at regular intervals, like six months or earlier. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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