Fuchs' Spots are also known as:
- Forster-Fuchs Spots,
- Fuchs' retinal spots,
- Disciform degeneration (in myopia), and
- Choroidal neovascularisation (in myopia).
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Fuch's Spots are initially
caused by tiny breaks in the Bruch's
membrane (which is the transparent innermost layer of the choroid
of the eye).
These tiny breaks lead to the appearance of pigmented lesions
in the macular part of the retina.
These pigmented scars, called Fuchs' Spots,
are the result of neovascularization (that is, the abnormal formation
of new, fragile, blood vessels) in the choroid.
Fuch's Spots generally, though not necessarily, occur
in severely short-sighted (myopic)
Fuch's Spots (sometimes called Forster-Fuchs
Spots) are named after the two people who first described it.
- Ernst Fuchs who described a pigmented lesion (in 1901), and
- Forster who had already described subretinal neovascularisation
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