Vol 1, No 4 (2016)
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Comprehensive treatment of Eales’ disease

Dorota Borowicz, Edyta Koman, Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Robert Rejdak
Ophthalmol J 2016;1(4):151-155.

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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