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      Management of Moderate to Advanced Coats’ Disease

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      Ophthalmologica

      S. Karger AG

      Strabismus, Cryotherapy, Retina, Retinal detachment exudative, Coats’ disease, Leukocoria

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          Sixteen patients (16 eyes) with Coats’ disease who had either total bullous exudative retinal detachment or macular involvement and/or at least two quadrants of exudative retinal detachment were followed for a mean period of 60.6 months. Three patients with no light perception received no treatment. Ten eyes received cryotherapy on one or more occasions and two had laser photocoagulation. One eye underwent subretinal fluid drainage, intraocular infusion and cryotherapy. In those patients who could be tested, all the treated eyes retained their initial visual acuities. All 16 eyes had an acceptable cosmesis and none progressed to painful neovascular glaucoma or phthisis bulbi. Patients with late onset disease had a more benign course.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1998
          February 1998
          04 December 1997
          : 212
          : 1
          : 19-22
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
          Article
          27253 Ophthalmologica 1998;212:19–22
          10.1159/000027253
          9438579
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 2, Tables: 1, References: 13, Pages: 4
          Categories
          Original Paper · Travail original · Originalarbeit

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