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What Causes Blank Spots In Vision?

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Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Question: I currently have flashing triangles in a reverrse "c' shape in my left eye
Also difficulty focusing/ kind of blank spots in vision in both eyes
Overall a kind of kaleidoscope effect
Has been going for 10 -15 mins

Please advise
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Macular degeneration.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
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Most likely its macular deneration.Dry macular degeneration occurs because of a thinning in the tissues in the macula and a dysfunction in the light-sensitive cells. This initially produces zones of vision loss, such as a fuzzy appearance of objects and eventually blank spots over the eye's central vision. Dry acute macular degeneration causes about 90 percent of cases.Most commonly its a age related change.Complete examination of the eye should be done however to know the exact cause.The conditioned is usually managed medically by tresting the cause.
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (5 hours later)
Thanks Dr XXXXXXX

I had my eyes checked by the local optometrist only a fortnight ago, & they used the normal machines to test pressure, the back of the eye, etc
I think they test for MD in this process, but am not sure
Do I need more specific testing by a specialist ?
Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
If possible contact a opthalmologist who has specialised in retinal detachment surgery.Basically Amsler grid test has to be done for macular generation.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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What Causes Blank Spots In Vision?

Brief Answer: Macular degeneration. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for choosing HCM for your query! Most likely its macular deneration.Dry macular degeneration occurs because of a thinning in the tissues in the macula and a dysfunction in the light-sensitive cells. This initially produces zones of vision loss, such as a fuzzy appearance of objects and eventually blank spots over the eye's central vision. Dry acute macular degeneration causes about 90 percent of cases.Most commonly its a age related change.Complete examination of the eye should be done however to know the exact cause.The conditioned is usually managed medically by tresting the cause. Thanks!