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 – Carl Förster (1825–1902) described neovascularization of the retina
1901 – Ernst Fuchs (1851-1930) described a rare macular lesion – “the central black spot” in myopic eyes.
- Fuchs Spots, Fuchs’ Spots
- Forster-Fuchs’ Black Spot, Förster-Fuchs’ spot
Did they first describe or popularise or plagiarise?
Eponymous term review
- Levy JH, Pollock HM, Curtin BJ. The Fuchs’ spot: an ophthalmoscopic and fluorescein angiographic study. Ann Ophthalmol. 1977 Nov;9(11):1433-43
- Kumar A, Chawla R, Kumawat D, Pillay G. Insight into high myopia and the macula. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;65(2):85-91.
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