If anything, such as a tumor or aneurysm, is affecting the optic nerve as it travels through the brain, it will show up on the visual field test as a blind spot. The visual field test will also pick up loss due to inflammation in the optic nerve from some conditions such as multiple sclerosis and damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressures in glaucoma. Typically all of these causes of visual field defects have a specific pattern of loss that lead your optometrist to the diagnosis of what may be affecting your optic nerve.
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