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Hutchinson's disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Hutchinson-Tay choroiditis
  • Tay's choroiditis
  • Tay's disease

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A senile degeneration of the choroid with gradual and progressive visual loss.

Description

A senile degeneration of the choroid with gradual and progressive visual loss, marked by yellow spots around the macula lutea, resulting from atheromatous changes. Both sexes affected. Etiology unknown. Possibly, autosomal dominant inheritance.

Bibliography

  • J. Hutchinson:
    Illustrations of Clinical Surgery. London, J. Churchill, 1875, pp 49-52.
  • W. Tay:
    Symmetrical changes in the region of the yellow spot in each eye of an infant.
    Transactions of the Ophthalmological Societies of the United Kingdom, 1881, 1: 55-57.

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