Eales disease

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Eales disease, also known as angiopathia retinae juvenilis, periphlebitis retinae, primary perivasculitis of the retina, is an ocular disease characterized by inflammation and possible blockage of retinal blood vessels, abnormal growth of new blood vessels (neovascularization), and recurrent retinal and vitreal hemorrhages.[1]

The condition was first described in young adult men by Henry Eales in 1880.[2] Although men have been reported to have an increased prevalence of Eales disease, one study reported that men and women are affected equally.[3]


  1. Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.
  2. ELLIOT AJ. "Recurrent intraocular hemorrhage in young adults (Eales's disease); a report of thirty-one cases." Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1954-1955;52:811-75. PMID 13274441.
  3. http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic637.htm

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