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Resolution of exudative retinal detachment and regression of retinal macrocyst post-laser in Coats disease

Authors Munira Y, Zunaina E, Azhany Y

Received 8 May 2013

Accepted for publication 28 May 2013

Published 8 August 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 37—39


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Yusoff Munira,1 Embong Zunaina,1,2 Yaakub Azhany1,2

1Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia; 2Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Jalan Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

Abstract: A 15-year-old boy presented with painless progressive blurring of vision in the right eye for 1 year in duration. His visual acuity in the right eye was hand movement. The right fundus showed presence of extensive subretinal exudates at the posterior pole and a retinal macrocyst at the temporal periphery. It was associated with exudative retinal detachment at the inferior periphery of the retina. Fundus angiography revealed telangiectatic retinal vessels at the superotemporal retina. Based on clinical and angiographic findings, a diagnosis of Coats disease was made. He was treated with retinal laser photocoagulation. There was resolution of the exudative retinal detachment, reduction of subretinal exudates, and regression of the retinal macrocyst with improvement of visual acuity to 1/60 post-laser therapy.

Keywords: exudative retinal detachment, retinal macrocyst, Coats disease, laser

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