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January 1958

HISTOPATHOLOGY OF THE STAR-FIGURE OF THE MACULAR AREA IN DIABETIC AND ANGIOSPASTIC RETINOPATHY

Author Affiliations

University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(1):152-153. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940020180024

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In the discussed paper the term "macular star-figure" is used as a short designation for the groups of hard white spots which may form a more or less complete radiating figure around the fovea. Such groups of white spots are often found in advanced cases of diabetic and angiospastic retinopathy. They are not an essential but a typical finding in the late stages of these conditions and were present in both cases discussed in the paper.The term "angiospastic retinopathy" is not identical with that of "central angiospastic retinopathy" as used by Gifford and Marquardt for a disease which is also known as "chorioretinitis centralis serosa." Angiospastic retinopathy is another name for the condition also known as "arteriospastic, albuminuric, or nephritic retinitis." It was first used by Volhard, who found that the persistent arterial constriction represents the primary element of the retinal changes in this condition (comp.

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