How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. James Your Own Question
Dr. James
Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 2286
Experience:  Eye Physician and Surgeon
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. James is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I recently had a peripheral vision test and it showed that

This answer was rated:

I recently had a peripheral vision test and it showed that I have no "blind spot" in my left eye. The technician told the doctor I did not move. Is this anything to be concerned about?
Chat Conversation Started
Dr. James :


Dr. James :

Please Note:
JustAnswer is a public forum. Information provided is for educational purposes & does not establish a patient-physician relationship nor substitute for a personal consultation with a physician.

Dr. James :

What was the reason for the visual field test?
Did you have the blind spot present in the right eye?
What did the doctor say about it?

Customer :

Annual eye checkup to r/o any diabetes/glaucoma problems. Yes - right eye (my good eye) had a blind spot. She didn't say anything.

Dr. James :

Did she say you had glaucoma?
When are you scheduled to return again?

Dr. James :


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It appears you are offline.

Everyone has a blind spot which corresponds to where the optic nerve exits the eyeball. If you did not have spot in the left eye, it is due to testing error. If your doctor is worried about glaucoma, then she should repeat the visual field test.

If there is no worry for glaucoma or other visual field problems, then you can repeat the test at your next scheduled visit.

Please remember to press the accept button so I can receive credit for assisting you.

Edited by Dr. James on 9/7/2010 at 12:05 AM EST
Dr. James and other Eye Specialists are ready to help you