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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


Study of long term course and visual prognosis in Eales disease: A retrospective study


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Author Details: Sanjeev Kumar, Jyotirmay Biswas, Roopleen

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 128

Article End Page : 131


Abstract

Purpose: To study the long term course and visual prognosis in Eales disease.
Methods: Patients who had been examined between 1984 – 1989 were included in the study.
Results: A total of 34 patients were followed up of a minimum period of 10 years. The retinal leisons found during the initial examination was vitreous haemorrhage (34.5%) NVE (32.7%) vascular sheathing (30.9%) FVP (29.1%) NVD (14.5%) NVD and NVE (10.9%) & RD (5.4%) of eyes. visual acuity improved in 23.6% maintained in 58.2% & decreased in 18.2% of eyes. The complications were cataract, Tractional RD, Rubeosis iridis, Neovascular glaucoma & Phthisis bulbi.
Conclusion: The most important elements in dealing with Eales disease are early diagnosis, periodic follow up and adequate therapy depending upon the stage of the disease.

Keywords:
Eales Disease, Fibrovascular Proliferation (FVP), Neovascularization of disc (NVD), Neovascularization elsewhere (NVE), Retinal detachment (RD).

Doi No:-10.18231