Coats Disease Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Information

What is Coats Disease? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the Royal National Institute of Blind People – UK, Coats’ disease, also known as Exudative Retinitis or retinal telangiectasis, is an uncommon eye condition which affects the smaller blood vessels (capillaries) located in the retina (the light sensitive layer which lines the inside of your eye). Coats’ disease can make these blood vessels weak and grow incorrectly causing them to leak fluid and blood under your retina. This means that the cells of your retina can’t work properly and this can cause sight to be affected leading to full or partial blindness.

If caught early, some level of vision can typically be restored. If not treated until its later stages, complete loss of vision can occur.


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For information on current clinical trials, visit This is a searchable registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials taking place in the U.S and abroad. provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

For information about clinical trials being conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, contact the NIH Patient Recruitment Office:

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