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Diagnostic Tests for Blind spot

Diagnostic Test list for Blind spot:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Blind spot includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Visual acuity - reflects the integrity of the central field.
    • Visual field testing - to detect either a contraction (a local or general reduction in the area of field) or a scotoma (an island of loss within the field). Use Confrontation testing, Perimetry testing and Central field testing. Mapping the visual field defect can help determine cause.
    • Examination of pupils
    • Ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp examination - to examine the optic nerve, macula and retina and assist in diagnosis of corneal opacities, cataracts, choroiditis, glaucoma, retinitis, retinal hemorrhage, detached retina.
    • Ocular motility testing
    • Measure intraocular pressure (tonometry) - to detect glaucoma.
  • Blood tests
    • If suspect pituitary tumor test prolactin, testosterone (in males), LH, FSH, TSH, thyroxine, cortisol
  • Other tests
    • Full neurological examination - if abnormalities other than eye pathology are found on examination may suggest multiple sclerosis, carotid artery thrombosis or insufficiency, basilar artery thrombosis or insufficiency, pseudotumor cerebri; if neurological examination is normal may suggest occipital lobe tumor, posterior cerebral artery thrombosis, hereditary optic atrophy, early pituitary tumor, tobacco or alcohol poisoning.
    • CT Brain and/or MRI Brain (if neurological abnormalities are present) to detect stroke, optic nerve lesion, brain tumors
    • Visually evoked potential (VEP) studies and/or spinal fluid analysis (if neurological abnormalities are present) to detect demyelinating disorders e.g. multiple sclerosis

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Blind spot causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blind spot:

The following list of conditions have 'Blind spot' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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