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December 1980

Fundal Abnormalities of Gaucher's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Clinical Branch, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (Drs Cogan, Chu, and Tychsen), Bethesda, Md, and the Department of Ophthalmology, New England Medical Center (Dr Gittinger), Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(12):2202-2203. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020041054010

• The evidence for cherry-red maculas in Gaucher's disease is questionable, but in occasional patients, scattered white spots in and on the retina appear to be characteristic. These white spots consist of clusters of swollen histiocytes (Gaucher cells).