Eye
Retina
Coats disease of retina

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Coats disease [title] retina

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: Coats disease of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinacoats.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Exudative retinopathy associated with retinal detachment and telangiectatic retinal vessels
  • Usually unilateral, young children and male predominant
Radiology images

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Increased density within eye

Clinical images

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Telangiectatic vessels on
surface of detached retina

Gross images

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Total retinal detachment with subretinal
exudate containing cholesterol crystals
and a fibrous nodule in the posterior pole

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Telangiectasia of vessels in peripheral
detached and gliotic retina with intra
and subretinal exudate