BY C. E. NORTON, M.D.LEWISTON, ME.
This paper is presented to the Association for three reasons: 1, the
subject has a scientific interest; 2, it has a practical bearing; and 3, I
have presented it for a personal reason. I have written a short note on this
subject before1. On reading this note some oculists and other scientific
men have expressed the opinion that the phenomena seen are not due to the
capillary circulation, but are due to muscæ volitantes. Believing, as
I do, that it is possible to see the corpuscles of the blood moving in the
capillaries of the retina and that these corcupsles are not the same as muscæ
volitantes, nor should they receive the same name if we wish to preserve scientific
accuracy in our nomenclature, I have written this paper, in which I endeavor
to demonstrate the accuracy of my belief.
SEEING CAPILLARY CIRCULATION IN ONE'S OWN RETINA.*. JAMA. 1999;282(2):116R. doi:10.1001/jama.282.2.116