Coats' Disease (cont.)
Frank J. Weinstock, MD, FACS
Dr. Weinstock is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He practices general ophthalmology in Canton, Ohio, with a special interest in contact lenses. He holds faculty positions of Professor of Ophthalmology at the Northeastern Ohio Colleges of Medicine and Affiliate Clinical Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University.
Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS
Andrew A. Dahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Dahl's educational background includes a BA with Honors and Distinction from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and an MD from Cornell University, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He had an internal medical internship at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.
In this Article
- What is Coats' disease?
- What are causes and risk factors for Coats' disease?
- What are symptoms and signs of Coats' disease?
- How is Coats' disease diagnosed?
- How is staging of Coats' disease determined?
- What is the treatment for Coats' disease?
- Can Coats' disease be prevented?
- What is the prognosis of Coats' disease?
- What research is being done on Coats' disease?
- Where can people with Coats' disease get support?
- Where can people get more information about Coats' disease?
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Where can people with Coats' disease get support?
Due to its rarity, it is necessary to go to general vision-loss groups for support.
Since it is usually unilateral, the individual with Coats' disease is able to carry on a normal lifestyle with minimal disability. The ophthalmologist should be able to answer most questions and should know about any vision support groups which might be of help.
Where can people get more information about Coats' disease?
Some sources of information:
The Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation
The Coats' Disease web site has a wealth of information about the disease for families.
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
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