Proliferative vitreoretinopathy in Coats' disease. Clinicohistopathological case report

T. Kubota, K. Kurihara, T. Ishibashi, H. Inomata

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Abstract

We report the clinicohistopathological findings of the proliferative vitreoretinopathy in an eye with Coats' disease using the tissue obtained during surgery. A 28-year-old man, who had experienced poor vision in his right eye for a period of 4 years, was referred to our hospital. Examination revealed an extensive yellow exudate in the subretinal space and a tractional retinal detachment. Prominent teleangiectatic retinal vessels were also temporally present. Evident epiretinal membranes were present in the postequatorial area. We performed a scleral buckling, vitrectomy, membrane peeling, endophotocoagulation and silicone oil tamponade. A histological examination revealed that the epiretinal membrane consisted of collagen fibers, glial proliferation, foam cells and lymphocytes. The foam cell in the epiretinal membrane is a caracteristic finding in an eye with Coats' disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmologica
Volume209
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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