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Medical Term:

cherry-red spot


the ophthalmoscopic appearance of the normal choroid beneath the fovea centralis, appearing as a red spot surrounded by white retinal edema in central artery closure or lipid infiltration in sphingolipidosis.

Synonym(s): Tay cherry-red spot

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