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Definition of Blind spot

Blind spot: In ophthalmology, a blind spot is:

  1. A small area of the retina where the optic nerve enters the eye; this type of blind spot occurs normally in all eyes.
  2. Any gap in the visual field corresponding to an area of the retina where no visual cells are present; this type of blind spot is associated with eye disease.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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