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Coats' Disease (cont.)

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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


Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/19/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com

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