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Blind spot in one eye, nothing else! (Page 1)

I am 22, an one month ago, literally, a blind spot appeared in my eye. Only in my left eye, and it has not left or changed since then. I have seen several optometrists and a retina specialist. They all say that my eyes are fine in every way and cannot explain the spot. I get ocular migraines, and with those the spot is usually in both eyes and goes away in under an hour. This blind spot it is only in ONE eye, there have been no headaches, nothing else!! The retina specialist even said that this spot is unrelated to my migraines.

Am I progressively losing my vision? Is this spot a precursor to something worse? I'm really scared, the doctors say I shouldn't be, but I also have GAD so I am. Any help or similar stories would be greatly appreciated!! I don't have the means to travel to some far-away eye-specialist or anything.
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replied December 9th, 2012
toxoplama gondii - ocular toxoplasmosis? check it out...
OP,

Did you ever figure out the problem?

I have a blindspot in my left eye. After a blood test my ophamologist determined it was caused by the parasite toxoplama gondii. Perhaps that is what caused yours, apparently the parasite is quite common-in rare conditions it sets in the retina and causes a blind spot. Google it. Also "ocular toxoplasmosis". That's what it causes. Hope that helps someone. This was the first post that came up when I was googling my symptoms.

Getting treatment now, still have a spot in the center of my left eye. Scary but I'm hoping treatment will take hold soon...
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replied June 6th, 2011
same
I just got this too. And is freaking out. but mine did not stay. I was using the computer and suddenly, everything in one spot just blurred out and i can't see at one part in one eye. a big blind spot. I freaked and lay down for a moment, accidentally sleeping for a few hours and now it's gone... I'm still curious on how and why that happened. Any luck on finding out why?
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replied February 29th, 2016
this happened to me to. after reading the other reviews i was starting to get scared but then i read this one and it helped thank you. <3
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replied June 7th, 2011
I have the same thing. 2 large blind spots in my left eye. The biggest is on the bottom left and the other is the top right (they show up when I am doing field of vision tests but I notice them during day to day activities also.)
No headaches, I am not overweight, I have no other health problems.
When they dilate my eyes and look in, they can see that my optic nerve and also my retina has a bit of thinning that could contribute to this, but MRIs turn out normal. Nothing had changed in almost 6 years till a couple months ago and I had a day that everything through that eye looked like I didn't have a contact in or glasses or anything. VERY blurry, but the right eye wasn't. Finally it cleared up, but my blind spots had worsened. But at the same time, I experienced a 14 pound weight gain over 4 weeks. Not sure if this is related or not but it all happened about the same time.
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replied July 8th, 2012
I'm not sure if any of you are still active on this forum since this post is from a year ago, but I'm curious to know how your symptoms developed. I'm 21 years old, of healthy weight, and of good overall health & had a very similar thing happen to me just over 1 month ago: I experienced 1 day with increased blurred vision in my right eye and woke up the next day with a circular blind spot in that eye. I went to an opthamologist who said the optic nerve looked inflamed (and potentially the reason for the blind spot), but my MRI results suggested that everything, including the ON, appeared to be normal.

I've also recently visited a rheumatologist and it appears that I may have a mild arthritis affecting my neck, knees, and wrists. One side effect includes eye inflammation, but the opthamologist originally ruled out any problems with my actual eye and was more concerned with the ON. As some additional health background, I had Lyme Disease 7 years ago and originally thought my current symptoms might have been related to that (but I've been told it is unlikely)and had Mono 3 years ago.

I'm just curious if your blind spots improved at all or if they still persist/worsened. Did you ever find out what the blind spots were related to? I haven't been able to find any helpful feedback or answers as to why the blind spot developed. Any followup would be GREATLY appreciated!!
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replied August 6th, 2012
I have the same issue with a blind spot in my left eye. 16 months ago I had extensive tests done at the eye hospital and then an MRI scan. Nothing found but it was recognized that my natural blind spot was an 'odd' shape. Nothing else was done. About one month ago I went to a doctor and said it was getting more noticeable and causing me to get anxious, he then prescribed beta blockers as could only think it is migraine related, I do suffer with focal migraines but can't see that it is related as it never goes away. Feel like I'm going mad when I try and explain it to people!
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replied August 10th, 2012
Just giving a followup to my post from July in case it might help somebody else in the future.

I visited a retina specialist about 2 weeks ago who concluded that I may have had central serous retinopathy (CSR), even though I don't fit the usual demographics. He explained that the distorted vision was most likely due to fluid in the right eye and once the fluid drained away, the ring-shaped blind spot resulted. He said it's possible that my vision will return to normal on its own but that it could take up to a year and that it may have been brought about by increased stress. There is quite a bit of literature online about CSR if anyone is interested. I was glad to finally find some type of answer and just wanted to give a followup in case there are other readers with a similar problem!!
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replied February 27th, 2014
SO thankful for your post! I have just googled my symptoms, I've been having this problem for 6 months now (I'm 20) so naturally worried about losing my sight. I have fluid surrounding my eye, nose and sometimes feel it at the back of my throat. thank you so much for your post, put my mind at ease and can do something about it now Smile
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replied February 27th, 2014
SO thankful for your post! I have just googled my symptoms, I've been having this problem for 6 months now (I'm 20) so naturally worried about losing my sight. I have fluid surrounding my eye, nose and sometimes feel it at the back of my throat. thank you so much for your post, put my mind at ease and can do something about it now Smile
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replied August 27th, 2014
i am a myopic(im also 20) i have started seeing this blind spot from over a year ago my it get worse in dim light. i had retina tour condition in 2008 but i got it rectified but it doesnt improved my sight my retina specialist said i have good retina and im making these stuff but im really worried now. what you people are doing to cure it? should i see another doctor? rply
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replied November 11th, 2012
let's find out something common
I have same problem, let's try to find out what's same between us.
+ I use computer a lot, maybe 6 hours a day, computer brand: gateway.
+ Usually it happened in evening time, when I watch computer or mobile phone (Samsung I9100), after half hour or sleep, everything OK. no pain, no headache.
+ I am always dark circle with my eye.
+ I travel aboard a lot. 50% happened during my trip.
+ almost no problem with my health report.

I am from China, if something same with you, please list, it may be helpful.
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replied November 21st, 2012
Blind spot, eye problems
This has happened to me too. Just now while I am studying my textbook and the computer a huge blurry blind spot occurred in my upper right eye. Very freaky. I also use my cell phone and computer a lot to browse the internet. Also I am 21 years old in good health, could exercise more but hey.
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replied November 23rd, 2012
Blind Spots
Hello everyone. Today is November 23, 2012. I just got a central blind spot in my left eye. It came all of a sudden without explanation. I started to suspect something last Tuesday the 21st but brushed it aside. Then on Wednesday the 22nd it became very clear that I had a large central blind spot.

I'm much older that most of you that I see on these posts, 56 but I have always had exception eye sight all my life.

The most discouraging thing is I went to see an eye doctor today and had a full eye exam. The doctor did NOT find anything wrong!!! This is driving me crazy...I would think the doctor would address my problem but she shrug it off saying come back in two months for a follow up but I'm not waiting. I'm going to get a second opinion next week.

Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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replied December 14th, 2012
Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy
Guys I have exactly the same Sad Except my problem has been going on for over a year. Flu one day, then next day blind spot in right eye. Docs couldn't find anything. Now, one year later, flu episode once again and this time resulted in small blind spots in both eyes! I had every single test done and they can't find anything, but I think I may have a clue to what it is:

Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy (AMNR), a rare eye disease causing small blind spots. Google it, hope it helps!
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replied December 14th, 2012
I have seen all these symptoms before. As I continue searching for answers, I bumped into a book that explains things in simple layman's terms.
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replied December 27th, 2012
Blind Spot
I have experienced something similar, which began about 2 years ago. I was working on my computer, which I do 8 hours a day, and out of nowhere a big shiny, round spot appeared in my left peripheral vision. Over the next few days, it started to move and blink like an aura that is seen when having a migraine. I have had my fair share of migraines! After a few days, the spot settled back in my left peripheral vision and the shine faded and turned into just a blind spot. I have been to 3 different opthamologists/optometrists and had 3 thorough eye exams to get different opinions. One doctor detected the I had a swollen optic nerve in my left eye (he called it Optic Neuritis), which was perfectly normal in my follow-up appointment. I also had an MRI done. All came back normal! I have 20/20 vision, have never worn glasses or contacts. I'm in great health all around. The doctors advise to come back in 6 months. I'm scared because it has been a couple of years and nothing has changed.
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replied February 14th, 2013
blind spot in right eye
did any of u had root canal treatment done before u developed a blind spot?? because i developed a blind spot a year after my root canal surgery. but i don have any other disease in my body. did all tests nothing specific found.. hav jst acceptd it and living with it. don even think about it just ignore it.
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replied March 11th, 2013
Blind Spot :(
I have a small blind spot in my left eye, just to the left of my center of vision. It happened one day out of the blue. Everything was normal, just sat down and realized I couldn't see partially from my left eye. It completely freaked me out! I was 27, healthy, average wieght living in Turkey for 6 years. Went to an Optometrist who referred me to a research hospital where they did contrast MRI's and other tests. All were normal. I noticed it more certain days than others, usually in the spring it seemed bigger while the winter it was smaller; may have been the bright sun made me more aware of it?? A few years later and back in the States I began having migraines, so went to a Neurologist - while I was there I told him about my blind spot... He did EVERY test possible; MS, toxoplasmosis,OMG I can't remember them all, but I DO remember all the pokes and prods, the lumbar punctures, MRI's, etc. They were all normal. Kind of frustrating. Not that I want to be sick, but I'd like to know what's wrong with me!! I was then referred to a Neuro-Opthomologist, who again ran every possible test - ALL NORMAL. He then told me I have what he would like to call Idiosynchratic Big Blind Spot Syndrome. WOW. So now, almost 10 years later, the blind spot remains. I have become accustomed to it, don't even notice it 99% of the time. I occaisionally check to see it's still there and hasn't changed, and sure enough it's here! I gave up on the Doctors though. So many tests and so much money for nothing. Don't know if this will help anyone, just thought I'd share.
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replied December 1st, 2013
I've got this .it just started...doing my head in
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replied March 13th, 2013
blank spot
i had a blank spot for about year now ..i did a lot of tests and they never found anything..like you guys i use the computer a lot and i'm only 20..im starting to freak out now ...i feel like the spot is getting bigger, also another one appeared on my right eye ..i don't know what to do?
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replied August 27th, 2014
woahh i cant believe that there are so many people experiencing the exact same problem as me! an that too of my exact same age! :O
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replied June 2nd, 2013
Has anyone here been diagnosed with ischemic or infectious optic neuropathy ?
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replied June 17th, 2013
Hi all--I have the same issue. A triangular blind area just left of center in my left eye. Visited the eye doc to the retina specialist as well. Started weeks earlier with an inflamed eye--red and painful in entire socket. That left after a week of 500 mg Alleve twice a day and steroid drops. Then this shows up after using a computer for many hours--I normally am not on so long. Tried drops and am now trying steroid pills, not improving. Had a blood test don't to see about systemic inflammation issues. Haven't gotten great feedback yet. I wonder about my neck/spine. I also wonder about teeth. Mind gets wandering when answers are not found. Might try the chiropractor and see what happens there--not usually my thing. I am bookmarking this and hope to check back--keep updating!
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replied August 28th, 2013
Macular Pucker
I have had a blind spot in my left eye for about 15 years. Believe it or not, but it is shaped like an eagle in flight. I don't notice it at all if I have both eyes open...I guess my right eye compensates and tricks my brain. It is only apparent to me when my right eye is closed. I have been going to retina specialists in NC and FL over the years. They call my condition Macular Pucker. It is caused by the vitreous gel thickening and pulling on the retina, causing a wrinkle. There is major surgery that MAY correct the problem, but since I am not overly affected by it, I have chosen to not have surgery. My blind spot just appeared suddenly and I was not even aware of it in the beginning. Anyone else have this diagnosis?
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replied January 13th, 2014
Mahallo.Mine appeared in November 2013 right before I had a cataract surgery in other eye.He called it a "wrinkle" but you are the first person to use that term so I don't feel like doctor is off.I haven't been to other doctors or tests yet because i went ahead with cataract surgery in that eye in January. Now i will see them all but have more info to help me make decision as to live with it or take chance on surgery. Right now it just makes my other eye tire faster. Do appreciate this website.
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