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September 1932

GYRATE ATROPHY OF THE CHOROID AND RETINA (FUCHS)

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(3):372-379. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820160064005
Abstract

At a session of the Ophthalmological Society at Heidelberg in 1895, Fuchs1 discussed an unusual condition of the retina and choroid which he termed retinitis gyrata. At a later period, basing his observations on the study of three cases in Fuchs' private practice, Cutler,2 at the former's suggestion, wrote at length concerning the changes in the fundus and the general symptomatology of the degenerative process. Soon after the appearance of Cutler's publication, Fuchs observed a fourth case which he, in turn, recorded with his usual degree of accuracy and detail, and the description of which has furnished a background for the few somewhat similar cases that have appeared in the literature since that time.

The case I am about to place on record, while not possessing all of the salient features of those described by Fuchs and others, is so similar in many of its essential details

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