A case of Coats Disease presenting with Retinal Detachment in Bhutan

A case of Coats Disease presenting with Retinal Detachment in Bhutan

Authors

  • Phuntsho Dorji Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Deki Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2402-5969
  • Mendu Drukpa Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47811/bhj.146

Abstract

Coats disease is a rare retinal disease. It is characterised by abnormal dilatation of retinal capillaries (telangiectasia) and increased vascular permeability (intraretinal and subretinal exudation). In advanced stage of disease the patient can have exudative retinal detachment where the retina detaches from its normal attachment. In some cases there will be secondary increase in intraocular pressure if not treated on time. It has a unilateral presentation in most of the cases. This article describes about a four year old boy who presented with retinal detachment due to coats disease. The patient was managed effectively with external subretinal fluid drainage along with laser and cryotherapy. It is essential to rule out aggressive eye cancer (retinoblastoma) as both can have similar presentation.

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Published

2022-11-30

How to Cite

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Dorji P, Deki D, Drukpa M. A case of Coats Disease presenting with Retinal Detachment in Bhutan. Bhutan Health Journal [Internet]. 2022 Nov. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];8(2):18-20. Available from: https://bhj.com.bt/index.php/bhj/article/view/309

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