In the course of years there have come under my observation five instances of disease of the retina sharply limited to the fovea and its immediate neighborhood. As I am not aware of any similar observation on record the cases seem to me to be worth reporting on account of their diagnostic interest. The only analogous disease resembling this affection is the central retinitis with scotoma caused by sunlight; for instance, while watching an eclipse. Since the cases observed by me were alike merely in localization, but different in clinical course and presumably in etiology, I see no object in generalizing, but shall only comment on the individual observations.
ACUTE CENTRAL RETINITIS WITH RECOVERY.
—Mr. N., a man of 45 years, in good health except for some dyspeptic symptoms, had complained lately of beginning presbyopia. He awoke one morning and saw a shadow in front of the left eye with slightly blurred sight.
GRADLE H. RETINAL DISEASE LIMITED TO THE REGION OF THE FOVEA.. JAMA. 1903;XLI(10):592-593. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490290004001a