J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2010 Apr;51(4):623-625. 10.3341/jkos.2010.51.4.623.

A Case of Coats' Disease With Spontaneous Peeling of Premacular Membrane After Photocoagulation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. inyoung@gnu.ac.kr
  • 2Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
To report a patient with Coats' disease who presented with a premacular membrane that was peeled off after laser photocoagulation. CASE SUMMARY: A 17-year-old male presented with decreased visual acuity of the right eye, and showed serous elevation, subretinal hemorrhage, telangiectasis and thick premacular membrane upon fundus examination. Upon diagnosis with Coats' disease, the telangiectatic area was treated with argon laser photocoagulation. Two weeks later, the premacular membrane was peeled off spontaneously and the decrease of macular thickness was verified by optical coherence tomography (OCT). The patient's visual acuity was improved to 1.0.
CONCLUSIONS
The visual acuity of the patient with Coats' disease was improved by spontaneous peeling of the premacular membrane after photocoagulation.

Keyword

Coats' disease; Photocoagulation; Premacular membrane

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Argon
Eye
Hemorrhage
Humans
Light Coagulation
Male
Membranes
Telangiectasis
Tomography, Optical Coherence
Visual Acuity
Argon
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