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Jacob's "yellow eye" from Coats' Disease

Coats' disease is also known as Coats' Retinitis, Coats' Syndrome, Exudative Retinitis, and Retinal Telangiectasis. There is some evidence to suggest that Coats' Disease is caused by a somatic mutation of the NDP gene. (Norrie Disease Protein). You can search this link ( http://www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/Retnet/disease.htm) for "NDP", to find the gene loaction. Coats’ disease is a very rare condition where there is abnormal development in the blood vessels behind the retina. The blood rich retinal capillaries break open, leaking the serum portion of the blood into the back of eye. The leakage causes the retina to swell, and can cause partial or complete detachment of the retina. Coats' disease is seen predominantly in males, about 69 percent of the cases. It progresses gradually and affects central vision. It is almost always unilateral (affects only one eye). If caught early, some level of vision can typically be restored. If not caught until it's late stages, complete loss of vision can occur. In it's final stages, enucleation (removal of the affected eye) is a potential outcome...

Eyehealth - Coats Disease

Coats' disease, also known as Exudative Retinitis, is a progressive condition of the retinal capillaries which occurs in children and young adults, usually males.
Commencing typically during the first decade of life, it is gradual in progress and affects central vision, usually in only one eye.
Retinal capillaries play an important part in the nourishment of the retina which forms the thin light-sensitive screen lining the inside of the back two thirds of the eye. Light reaching the retina is converted into electrical impulses which pass along the optic nerve to the brain where the impulses are converted to sight...

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FEVR.net

The mission of this site is to provide an information source for patients, families, doctors and researchers interested in Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) as well as to provide support for patients and families through education, outreach and the knowledge that they are not alone...

ropard.org - FEVR

Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy or FEVR is an inherited retinal disease that has varying degrees of severity. It is categorized as having five stages. Stage 1 often results in no symptoms or visual change for the patient and Stage 5 can result in a blind eye...

Parental Advice

...my baby boy was born, weighing 8.8 pound. He was perfect, bar a small bleed in the white of his eye, that we were told had happened when he had hit the wall of my cervix. I had only been 9cm dialated. He was happy and healthy and so were we...

ncbi.gov

Disease characteristics: Autosomal dominant familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (adFEVR) is characterized by failure of peripheral retinal vascularization. The visual problems and variable phenotype associated with adFEVR result from secondary complications caused by retinal ischemia. The retinal avascularity is probably present from birth and generates sequelae that stabilize in early adult life or progress in later life. Expressivity may be asymmetric and is highly variable, ranging from mild or asymptomatic to severe (e.g., registered as blind) within the same family...

Wills Eye Institute

Coats' Disease vs Retinoblastoma by Dr. Jerry A. Shields

Teste do Olhinho

A doença de Coats é também conhecida como Telangiectasia Retiniana, Síndrome de Coats, Retinite Exudativa. Sabe-se que não é uma doença hereditária, porém sua origem ainda não foi completamente elucidada pela ciência.É uma condição em que há desenvolvimento anormal dos vasos que irrigam a retina. Os vasos ficam dilatados, e ocorre extravasamento do soro sangüíneo para a porção posterior do olho...


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