August 2012 Cover Photo Is Not Coats’ Disease

We were interested to see the cover photo on the August 2012 edition of Ophthalmology showing a fluorescein angiogram with findings attributed to macular telangiectasia type 1 (Coats' disease). The wide field fluorescein angiogram very nicely demonstrates an abnormal vascular pattern involving the entire retinal periphery. However, the extensive avascular areas and near 360° of involvement demonstrated on the angiogram are atypical for Coats' disease, which more characteristically has localized areas of retinal capillary dropout adjacent to dilated and tortuous vessels. The straightening of the peripheral vessels near the junction (Read more...)

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