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Vol 1, No 4 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-01-20
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Comprehensive treatment of Eales’ disease

Dorota Borowicz, Edyta Koman, Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Robert Rejdak
DOI: 10.5603/OJ.2016.0028
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Ophthalmology J 2016;1(4):151-155.

open access

Vol 1, No 4 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-01-20

Abstract

Eales’ disease (ED) is an idiopathic, obliterative vasculopathy typically affecting the peripheral retina among healthy young adults. ED is characterised by retinal vasculitis, occlusion, and neovascularisation. The aetiology of the ED is unknown, but in recent years immunological, biological studies have suggested the role of human leukocyte antigen, retinal autoimmunity, and mycobacterium tuberculosis genome in the aetiology of this disease. The medical treatment consists of use of oral corticosteroids, laser photocoagulation, anti-VEGF injections, corticosteroid injections, or vitreoretinal surgery. This article describes all these modes of treatment in a young patient suffering from Eales’ disease.

Abstract

Eales’ disease (ED) is an idiopathic, obliterative vasculopathy typically affecting the peripheral retina among healthy young adults. ED is characterised by retinal vasculitis, occlusion, and neovascularisation. The aetiology of the ED is unknown, but in recent years immunological, biological studies have suggested the role of human leukocyte antigen, retinal autoimmunity, and mycobacterium tuberculosis genome in the aetiology of this disease. The medical treatment consists of use of oral corticosteroids, laser photocoagulation, anti-VEGF injections, corticosteroid injections, or vitreoretinal surgery. This article describes all these modes of treatment in a young patient suffering from Eales’ disease.

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Keywords

Eales’ disease, retinal vasculitis, photocoagulation, vitreoretinal surgery

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Title

Comprehensive treatment of Eales’ disease

Journal

Ophthalmology Journal

Issue

Vol 1, No 4 (2016)

Pages

151-155

Published online

2017-01-20

DOI

10.5603/OJ.2016.0028

Bibliographic record

Ophthalmology J 2016;1(4):151-155.

Keywords

Eales’ disease
retinal vasculitis
photocoagulation
vitreoretinal surgery

Authors

Dorota Borowicz
Edyta Koman
Katarzyna Nowomiejska
Robert Rejdak

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