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Coat's disease: clinical, angiographic, histopathological findings and clinical management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6685529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-four consecutive patients with Coats's disease are reported. In 9 cases the blind eye was enucleated because of total exudative detachment of the retina or because of untreatable secondary glaucoma. No treatment had been given. Fifteen patients between 22 months and 52 years of age were managed by argon laser or xenon photocoagulation and/or cryocoagulation. The number of treatment sessions varied from 1 to 9 per patient and totalled 49 sessions. Fluorescein angiography was performed in all cases. In most eyes the arterial system seemed to be more damaged than the venous side. Many arterioles ended in macroaneurysm-like dilatations surrounded by avascular areas or complete vascular closure in more advanced cases. In 11 out of 14 eyes the vision improved after treatment or remained unchanged. The follow-up varied from 1 to 8 years. Persistent and aggressive long-term treatment of Coats's disease is recommended because the prognosis without treatment is poor.
A Tarkkanen; L Laatikainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421041     Medline TA:  Br J Ophthalmol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  766-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Fluorescein Angiography
Laser Therapy
Middle Aged
Retinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Retinal Vessels / pathology,  surgery
Telangiectasis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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