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5 Facts you should know about

Coats syndrome

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Most people begin showing symptoms in childhood

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Early signs and symptoms vary but may include vision loss, "crossed eyes" (strabismus), and a white mass in the pupil behind the lens of the eye (leukocoria)

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Over time, Coats disease may also lead to retinal detachment, glaucoma, and clouding of the lens of the eye (cataracts)

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In most cases, only one eye is affected

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The irregular caliber of telangiectatic vessels, aneurysms, subretinal exudates, and lack of calcification on ultrasound differentiates it from retinoblastoma

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