What were the signs and symptoms of Coats' disease in someone you know?
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What are symptoms and signs of Coats' disease?
There is a gradual decrease of vision which may not be recognized at first due to the young age at which the disease begins. Since it often starts in one eye, the child may compensate well and not notice that the vision is bad in the other eye. It may begin in infants, is most commonly seen between 6-9 years of age, and it rarely is seen in geriatric patients. It is a painless disease.
It usually only occurs in one eye and is more common in males. When only one eye is involved, the individual may carry out almost all visual tasks but may have some limitations if binocular vision is required (relatively rarely). This is usually not noticed by the individual or parents. Depth perception is still present, but it may be decreased significantly.
In England, one study found 0.09 cases in every 100,000 individuals. Therefore, it is quite rare.