medical Definition of Coats' disease
- Three months later, he was diagnosed by another doctor as having Coats' disease, a congenital, nonhereditary eye disorder characterized by abnormal development of the blood vessels behind the retina that can cause full or partial blindness …
- —B. J. Pollock, The Houston Chronicle, 27 Jan. 2011
- Coats' disease is a developmental vascular disease of the retina. … It is more common in males, is usually detected early in childhood, and cannot be recognized by any noninvasive test.
- —David S. Walton et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 16 Feb. 2006