Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic obliterative vasculopathy
- Idiopathic recurrent vitreal hemorrhage
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 Visual prognosis is good if treatment begins early in the course of the disease.Eales disease is a rare vision disorder that appears as an inflammation and white haze around the outercoat of the veins in the retina. This condition is most common among young males and normally affects both eyes. In most cases, vision becomes suddenly blurred because the vitreous, the clear jelly that fills the eyeball behind the lens of the eye, seeps out. Treatment includes corticosteroids in the inflammation stage and photocoagulation in the proliferative stage of the disease.
Last updated: 6/13/2011
- Eales Disease. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/859/viewAbstract. Accessed 6/13/2011.
- Das T, Pathengay A, Hussain N, Biswas J. Eye (Lond). 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20075970. Accessed 6/13/2011.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Eales disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.