Coats'-type retinitis pigmentosa

Surv Ophthalmol. Mar-Apr 1988;32(5):317-32. doi: 10.1016/0039-6257(88)90094-x.

Abstract

Coats'-like changes (i.e., retinal telangiectasia and/or exudative detachment) have been reported in as many as 1.2 to 3.6 percent of patients with retinitis pigmentosa. In severe cases this disorder may progress to total retinal detachment and visual loss in the context of longstanding retinitis pigmentosa. Forty-six cases of Coats'-type retinitis pigmentosa gathered from the literature are reviewed. Historical and epidemiological features, hereditary factors, clinical features, histopathological findings, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, prognosis and possible treatment are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Choroid / blood supply
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea / pathology
  • Neovascularization, Pathologic / complications
  • Ophthalmology / trends
  • Retina / pathology
  • Retinal Detachment / complications*
  • Retinal Diseases / complications
  • Retinal Diseases / pathology
  • Retinal Vessels*
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / complications*
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / diagnosis
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / pathology
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / therapy
  • Telangiectasis / complications*
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Visual Acuity