Rare Case Report: A 26-Year-Old Man with Eales Disease

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Sandra Bleidele
Igors Solomatins
Aīda Macijevska


Purpose: To report a 26-year-old male with bilateral Eales’ disease which led to total blindness in the left eye and legal blindness in the right eye in a short time.
Methods: In that case were performed a total clinical systemic examination, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, genetic testing, and optical coherence tomography.
Results: The eye condition was managed by scatter laser treatment, Anti-VEGF injections, anterior chamber paracentesis and trabeculectomy. Non-steroidal eye drops as well as prostaglandin analogues, beta-blockers, and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors have been used as local treatment. Systemic treatment included an intravenous methylprednisolone course, oral corticosteroids, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil and total amount of 12 Anti-VEGF injections.

Conclusion: Despite aggressive treatment with oral steroids, immunosuppressants, anti-VEGF injections, there were many exacerbations, and remission was not achieved. As a result, aggressive neovascular glaucoma developed, which led to total blindness in the left eye and legal blindness in the right eye.

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Sandra Bleidele, Igors Solomatins, & Aīda Macijevska. (2023). Rare Case Report: A 26-Year-Old Man with Eales Disease. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 362–366. Retrieved from https://jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1003


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