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November 1954


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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(5):734-740. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050740008

AT THE 1951 meeting of the American Ophthalmological Society an unusual fundus condition was recorded under the title of choriopathy, characterized by the presence of widely dispersed (although at first only close to the disc), smoky, yellow-gray areas, which increased in number and size from I/8 to more than I/2 disc diameter, varied in shape but were oftenest round or oval, and showed no visible pigment. The fresh spots were the most cloudy and the least defined. When once formed, they persisted but became paler and more sharply demarcated. During the course of the disease a few, small, superficial retinal hemorrhages developed in the macular region, and also a smooth detachment of the lower portion of the retina with a clear subretinal fluid.

Since that time I have made repeated attempts to uncover other cases, by showing the photographs to groups of ophthalmologists and by an exhaustive study of thousands

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