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


Did they first describe or popularise or plagiarise?


Historical references

  • list

Eponymous term review


the names behind the name

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.