[Eales' disease with neurologic disorders]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 1988;144(12):817-9.
[Article in French]


Two cases of Eale's disease, with neurological involvement have been studied with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the first case the ophthalmological disease had been diagnosed ten years before the onset of a cerebellar ataxia. In the second case the characteristic ocular changes were followed eight years later by a myelopathy. MRI in both cases showed multifocal white matter abnormalities. The nosological interpretation of such cases remains uncertain: association of Eale's disease with multiple sclerosis or vasculopathy involving the central nervous system and the retina?

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
  • Recurrence
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / complications*
  • Retinitis / complications*
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage / complications*