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September 1932

COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE FUNDUS OCULI: DESCRIPTION OF A NEW METHOD

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(3):405-408. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820160099007
Abstract

The fundus camera, as simplified and perfected by Nordensen, has made possible in recent years the accurate depiction of lesions of the fundus oculi through the medium of black and white photographs. The numerous advantages of this correct picturization of the actual pathologic changes, especially as relates to the reporting of cases, the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in ophthalmology and the careful study of the progress of pathologic changes in special cases, have been admirably advanced by Nordensen,1 Bedell,2 Von der Heydt3 and many others. Photographs certainly have an authority and detailed exactness that cannot be equaled by any written word or free-hand reproduction.

The chief disadvantage of fundus photography in the past has been its necessary limitation to black and white. Color and color differences are so important in the diagnosis and appreciation of choroidal and neuroretinal changes that a safe, satisfactory

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