Category Ophthalmology
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Ernst Fuchs

Ernst Fuchs (1851-1930) was an Austrian Professor of Ophthalmology. Eponyms: Fuchs Dellen, Fuchs Corneal dystrophy, Fuchs Spots in myopia, Fuchs uveitis syndrome and Fuchs coloboma.

Carl Foerster

Biography Born Lissa, 1825 studied medicine at Breslau, Heidelberg and Berlin  1857 – Breslau as an ophthalmologist  1894 – life member of the Prussian House of Lords  Died 1902 Medical Eponyms Key Medical Contributions Major Publications Controversies References Biography Grzybowski A,…

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Förster-Fuchs Spot

Description Fuchs Spots is a term used to describe a raised, circular, pigmented lesion at the macular which develops after a subretinal haemorrhage has been absorbed.  It is associated with moderate to high myopia. History of Fuchs Spots 1862 –…

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Fuchs uveitis

Description Fuchs uveitis syndrome is a chronic non-granulomatous condition of uncertain cause.  There is usually unilateral heretochromia iridis, white eye with stellate and grey-white keratic precipitates. There are no posterior synechiae.  On Gonioscopy may see fine radial angle vessels which are…

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Fuchs corneal dystrophy

Description Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy is characterised by bilateral endothelial cell loss.  Examination signs include: central guttata – the presence of irregular warts or excrescences on Descemet membrane secreted by abnormal endothelial cells tiny dark spots caused by distribution of…

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Marie Colinet

Marie Colinet von Hilden (c1560 - c1640) was a Swiss midwife and surgeon. First recorded ophthalmic extraction of metal from a patients eye with a magnet (1624)
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Tolosa-Hunt syndrome

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome: severe unilateral periorbital headache and ophthalmoplegia resulting from a non-caseating granulomatous inflammation of the cavernous sinus and/or superior orbital fissure.
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Charles Bonnet syndrome

Charles Bonnet syndrome: Visual hallucinations in psychologically normal elderly people and most commonly associated in individuals with visual impairment .