The Fuchs' spot: an ophthalmoscopic and fluorescein angiographic study

Ann Ophthalmol. 1977 Nov;9(11):1433-43.


A correlation of funduscopic and fluorescein angiographic findings in the Fuchs' spot of high myopia is presented. A variety of ophthalmoscopic changes indicate that both serous and hemorrhagic detachments of the retinal pigment epithelium and neurosensory retina are associated with this lesion. Fluorescein angiography, however, reveals subretinal reovascularization from the choroid as the basic underlying disease in most cases reviewed. Wide variations in the ophthalmoscopic appearance of the pigmented maculopathy of high myopia necessitate a more descriptive approach than that indicated by the term "Fuchs' spot." Fluorescein angiography becomes a necessity to delineate neovascular lesions as paracentral tufts may possibly be treated with laser photocoagulation to reduce progression.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Choroid / blood supply
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration* / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myopia*
  • Retinal Degeneration* / etiology
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology
  • Retinal Diseases / complications
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Retinal Vessels
  • Syndrome