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March 1948

NORMAL OPTIC NERVE: I. Classification of the Optic Disk Based on Branching of the Central Retinal Artery

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(3):305-312. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020312005

IT HAS long been obvious that inadequate attention has been paid to the detailed topography of the eyegrounds. The older works called attention to general relations, and Goldstein1 even suggested that photography of the fundus might be useful in identification of criminals. Jensen2 studied distribution of vessels in the fundus in general. In a recent paper, Cordes3 reviewed the congenital and acquired anomalies of the optic disk but did not make a detailed study of the distribution of vessels on the disk itṣelf. Opportunity was recently afforded me to study the normal topography of the eyegrounds in several hundred men in the armed forces. The first phase of this study was limited to the relation of the retinal arteries to the quadrants of the optic disk. A planned study of this limited scope seemed particularly worth while because of the relations of these root vessels to changes

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