Blind spots or blind areas in vision

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  • I cannot see the center of the field of vision

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  • Keep bumping into things on my right or left side

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Blind spots or blind areas in vision can be in one or both eyes and can be as small as a dot. There is one normal blind spots in our vision but any blind spots should be assessed by a doctor.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

Possible Causes

  • Diabetic retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that causes vision loss in patients with diabetes. due to damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Your retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of your eyes and responsible for turning the light signals your eyes receive into images in your brain. These damaged vessels in the retina will result in blurring of vision or even vision loss.

  • Cataracts

    Degeneration of the lens inside the eye, causing it to become opaque. As a result, lights appear glaring and vision becomes blurred. In the elderly, cataracts are usually caused by aging, In children however, it may be due to genetic conditions, drugs, or viral infections while in the womb.

  • Branch retinal vein occlusion

    The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eyes. It is responsible for turning the light signals your eyes receive into images in your brain. Your retina has one main artery and one main vein. When branches of the retinal vein become blocked, it is called branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). The obstruction in the vein might cause leakage of blood and fluid into the retina, resulting in blurry vision and even vision loss.

  • Macular edema
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease
  • Severe myopia

  • Central retinal vein occlusion

Related Serious Diseases

  • Central retinal artery occlusion

    Blockage of the artery that supplies the eye. Risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol levels. In some cases, hypercoagulability (tendency to form blood clots) may be present.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have partial loss of vision?

  • Do you strain your eyes when you try to look at close or distant objects?

  • Do you have redness, pain, or itching in your eyes?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have double vision?

Other Related Symptoms

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  • Poor vision

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