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August 1971

Familial Exudative VitreoretinopathyAn Expanded View

Author Affiliations

London, Ontario, Canada
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(2):150-155. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010152007

A family with exudative vitreoretinopathy displayed findings similar to earlier reported cases of this disease and enabled us to expand the original observations. The disease appears to have three clinical stages and is slowly progressive. This family exhibits an autosomal dominant hereditary pattern. Four patients in stage 2 were treated with cryopexy to prevent progression of the disease to stage 3 where macular vision is lost. Early examination is stressed in suspected individuals.