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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2017, Article ID 7849243, 8 pages
Clinical Study

Optical Coherence Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Monitoring Coats’ Disease

Department of Ophthalmology, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Ul. Aleja Dzieci Polskich 20, Warsaw, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Joanna Gołębiewska;

Received 6 August 2016; Revised 6 November 2016; Accepted 22 January 2017; Published 9 March 2017

Academic Editor: Lawrence S Morse

Copyright © 2017 Wojciech Hautz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in monitoring pediatric patients with Coats’ disease. Material and Methods. This retrospective study included 9 Caucasian patients receiving treatment for Coats’ disease at the Children’s Memorial Health Institute Ophthalmology Department between December 2014 and May 2016. The course of the disease was monitored with OCTA in combination with OCT and fluorescein angiography (FA). Results. OCT B-scans obtained in all patients correlated with FA findings. Reliable OCTA images were obtained in 8 patients. In one patient, numerous artifacts due to poor visual acuity and retinal detachment confounded the interpretation of findings. Conclusions. OCTA and OCT, in combination with FA, are useful in Coats’ disease diagnostics and treatment monitoring. As noninvasive methods, OCT and OCTA may be performed more often than FA, which enable precise monitoring of the disease and making decisions as to its further treatment.