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Blind spot may refer to:

In ophthalmology
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems...

  • Scotoma
    A scotoma is an area of partial alteration in one's field of vision consisting of a partially diminished or entirely degenerated visual acuity which is surrounded by a field of normal - or relatively well-preserved - vision.Every normal mammalian eye has a scotoma in its field of vision, usually...

    , an obscuration of the visual field
  • Optic disc
    Optic disc
    The optic disc or optic nerve head is the location where ganglion cell axons exit the eye to form the optic nerve. There are no light sensitive rods or cones to respond to a light stimulus at this point. This causes a break in the visual field called "the blind spot" or the "physiological blind spot"...

    , also known as the anatomical blind spot, the specific region of the retina where the optic nerve and blood vessels pass through to connect to the back of the eye
  • Blind spot (vision)
    Blind spot (vision)
    A blind spot, also known as a scotoma, is an obscuration of the visual field. A particular blind spot known as the blindspot, or physiological blind spot, or punctum caecum in medical literature, is the place in the visual field that corresponds to the lack of light-detecting photoreceptor cells on...

    , also known as the physiological blind spot, the specific scotoma in the visual field that corresponds to the lack of light-detecting photoreceptor cells on the optic disc

In culture:
  • The Blind Spot
    The Blind Spot
    The Blind Spot is a science fiction novel by authors Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Argosy beginning in May, 1921. It was first published in book form in 1951 by Prime Press in an edition of 1,500 copies, though fewer than 800 were...

    (1921), an early science fiction novel by Homer Eon Flint and Austin Hall
  • Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary, the English title of Im toten Winkel
    Im toten Winkel
    Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin is a 2002 Austrian documentary directed by André Heller and Othmar Schmiderer.- Description :...

    (2002)—an Austrian documentary about Traudl Junge, the last personal secretary of Adolf Hitler
  • Blind Spot (1947 film), a 1947 film noir
  • Blind Spot (1958 film)
    Blind Spot (film)
    Blind Spot is a 1958 British drama film directed by Peter Maxwell and starring Robert MacKenzie, Delphi Lawrence, Gordon Jackson, John Le Mesurier and Michael Caine in an early screen appearance....

    , a 1958 film
  • Blind Spot (Hallmark), a 1993 presentation in the Hallmark Hall of Fame
    Hallmark Hall of Fame
    Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The second longest-running television program in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning in 1951 and continuing into 2011...

  • Blind Spot (2008 film), a 2008 documentary on peak oil by Adolfo Doring
    Adolfo Doring
    Adolfo Doring is an award-winning American documentary filmmaker and director of music videos.-Video career:Doring came to New York City in the mid-eighties to study Sociology at Columbia University, then interned for Rock and Roll photographer Joel Brodsky...

  • The effect an unshielded view of hyperspace has on the human optic nerve, in the Known Space
    Known Space
    Known Space is the fictional setting of some dozen science fiction novels and several collections of short stories written by author Larry Niven. It has also in part been used as a shared universe in the Man-Kzin Wars spin-off anthologies sub-series....

  • Blindspot
    Blindspot is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe whose first appearance was in Rogue vol. 3 #7. She was created by Tony Bedard and Karl Moline.-Fictional character biography:...

    , a fictional character in the Marvel Comics
    Marvel Comics
    Marvel Worldwide, Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American company that publishes comic books and related media...


Other uses:
  • Blind spot (vehicle), areas outside of the vehicle that cannot be seen while looking forward or through optical aids.
  • Blind spot (psychology), a subject about which one is prejudiced or ignorant, such as a Bias blind spot
    Bias blind spot
    The bias blind spot is the cognitive bias of failing to compensate for one's own cognitive biases. The term was created by Emily Pronin, a social psychologist from Princeton University's Department of Psychology, with colleagues Daniel Lin and Lee Ross...

  • Antenna blind cone
    Antenna blind cone
    In telecommunications, antenna blind cone is the volume of space, usually approximately conical with its vertex at the antenna, that cannot be scanned by an antenna because of limitations of the antenna radiation pattern and mount.Note: An example of an antenna blind cone is that of an Air Route...

    , a blind spot of the antenna
  • "Blind Spot" (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Can also refer to a location in a place with surveillance cameras that is not in view of any camera.

See also

  • Lacuna (disambiguation)
  • Blindspott
    Blindspott is a nu metal/alternative rock band from Waitakere, New Zealand. They were formed in 1997, originally consisting of Damian Alexander , Marcus Powell , Shelton Woolright , Gareth Fleming and Karl Vilisini, also known as DJ Dlay .-Formation and debut album :Blindspott began in 1997 and...

    , a New Zealand band
  • Johari Window
    Johari window
    The Johari window is a technique created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955 in the United States, used to help people better understand their mental instability...

    , a Metaphorical Tool