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Glossary for Blind spot

Medical terms related to Blind spot or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment: A rare eye disease where the central vision in one or both eyes is affected by inflammation or fluid build up in the retina. The retina lies at the back of the eye. Symptoms such as fever, headache and malaise often precede the eye symptoms. The cause of the condition is unknown but may have autoimmune origins.
  • Aganglionosis, total intestinal: A developmental defect of the intestinal tract where the muscles of the intestines are unable to function and move food along the digestive tract. This form of Hirschsprung disease is differentiated from the other types by the location of the genetic defect.
  • Age-related macular degeneration: Deterioration of the central field of vision.
  • Amaurosis fugax: A rare condition where a temporary blockage of blood flow to the retina causes vision loss in the affected eye until the blood flow returns.
  • Aneurysm: Swelling or ballooning of part of an artery
  • Autoimmune uveitis: Autoimmune inflammation of the eye's uvea.
  • Blindness: Loss of sight in one or both eyes
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Cotton wool spots: Opacities in the retina of a white or gray colour.
  • Cytomegalovirus retinitis: Inflammation of the retina of the eye which can cause blindness. The cytomegalovirus is an easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
  • Diabetic retinopathy: A complication of diabetes where the microvasculature of the eye is effected resulting in sight loss
  • Double vision: Seeing two images, overlapping images, shadow images, or ghost images (diplopia)
  • Eye cancer: A malignancy that affects the eye
  • Eye floaters: The appearance of floating objects in a persons vision
  • Eye melanoma: Melanoma develops in the cells that produce melanin - the pigment that gives the skin its color. the eyes also have melanin-producing cells and can develop melanoma.
  • Eye pain: Pain in the eye.
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Eyeball spots: Spots affecting the eyeball
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Flashes: Seeing small flashes of light
  • Floaters: Floating spots or spidery webs in front of the eyes
  • Glaucoma: A condition which affects the eye and characterized by an increase in the intraocular pressure
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Homonymous hemianopia: partial blindness which leads to loss of vision in the same visual field of both the eyes
  • Hyphema: Bleeding in the anterior chamber of the eye that is seen in the cornea.
  • Impaired vision: Reduced or degraded vision.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Keratitis: Cornea inflammation.
  • Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
  • Lens dislocation: The dislocation of the lens of the eye
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Nutritional deficiency: Any deficiency of the nutrients that are required to sustain human life
  • Orbit Tumour: Tumour growing in the eye socket (space behind or surrounding the eyeball); may be benign or malignant or due to secondary growth from another malignancy
  • Papilledema: Swelling of the head of the optic nerve (optic disk) due to increased intracranial pressure.
  • Peripheral vision loss: Reduced or lost peripheral vision
  • Pituitary Cancer: Cancer of the pituitary gland.
  • Posterior vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear of the eye
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri: A condition involving increased intracranial pressure which can produce symptoms similar to a brain tumor.
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion: A condition which is characterized by the occlusion of the retinal vein
  • Retinal detachment: Detachment of the retina of the eye
  • Retinopathy: Any disease that occurs to the retina that does not involve inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Scotoma: A condition which is characterized by an area of depressed vision in the visual field
  • Senile Retinoschisis: Retinoschisis is medical term for splitting of the retina. In senile retinoschisis, the problem occurs with old age and rarely causes severe vision impairment. It can occur in males or females.
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • TIA: Transient ischemic accident
  • Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Uveitis: A condition which is the result of inflammation of the uvea
  • Vision changes: Any change in vision or sight.
  • Vision distortion: Distortions or changes to vision
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision
  • Visual problems: Any problems which might occur that affect ones vision
  • Vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear or side of the eye

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blind spot:

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Last revision: May 10, 2004

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