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

1862Carl Förster (1825–1902) described neovascularization of the retina

1901Ernst Fuchs (1851-1930) described a rare macular lesion – “the central black spot” in myopic eyes.

Associated Persons

Alternative names
  • Fuchs Spots, Fuchs’ Spots
  • Forster-Fuchs’ Black Spot, Förster-Fuchs’ spot


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