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May 11, 1929

Photographs of the Fundus Oculi. A Photographic Study of Normal and Pathological Changes Seen with the Ophthalmoscope.

JAMA. 1929;92(19):1623-1624. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700450055032

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This is an atlas containing ninety-five plates, on which are 324 single photographs and 272 stereophotographs of the background of human eyes, photographed with the Nordenson fundus camera. The photographs are preceded by a foreword of twenty pages descriptive of ophthalmoscopy in general. The plates are grouped into fifteen main divisions, representing various forms of normal fundi, congenital anomalies, and pathologic conditions. Accompanying each photograph is a short description of the case, giving the essential clinical details and pointing out the dominant features of the picture. The photographs are excellent. In many cases the single pictures give sufficient detail to allow clinical diagnosis. The stereophotographs, on the other hand, yield all of the detail that can be seen with the ordinary ophthalmoscope, plus depth perception which the ophthalmoscope lacks, but minus the actual color of the fundus. This is not a drawback, however, for after a little experience the observer

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