Coats-like retinopathy in Joubert syndrome

Marwan A. Abouammoh, Salwa K. Al-Shibani, Abdulrahman Alhawwas, Thomas Bosley

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An 11-year-old girl with Joubert syndrome was evaluated for a dim red reflex in her left eye. Fundus examination revealed retinal telangiectasias bilaterally compatible with Coats-like pigmentary retinopathy, a phenomenon not previously reported in Joubert syndrome. Coats-like exudative retinopathy may result in permanent visual loss if left untreated. The exudative retinopathy was controlled after multiple sessions of indirect laser photocoagulation and cryotherapy, with a good visual outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-374
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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Abouammoh, M. A., Al-Shibani, S. K., Alhawwas, A., & Bosley, T. (2016). Coats-like retinopathy in Joubert syndrome. Journal of AAPOS, 20(4), 372-374.