Michael was born in Illinois in 2008 with numerous developmental delays. He was a healthy toddler and although he had always struggled with coordination, his pediatrician performed basic eye exams frequently and found nothing to be of concerning, Michael would eventually grow out of the clumsy stage, but little did anyone know that his […]


My son, Charles,  was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease when he was one year old. He had a pediatrician visit for his one year check up and they did a vision test, which showed his right eye wasn’t aligning correctly. They thought it might be a lazy eye and referred us to a pediatric ophthalmologist, who […]


We are from Johannesburg, South Africa and have a 3-year-old son, Alexander, who was born in August of 2018. When he was born, we noticed his left eye would squint occasionally and we thought that he had a lazy eye, as his dad and Ouma both have lazy eyes. Fast forward to December 2019, we […]


When I was nine years old I started noticing that my left eye was really blurry. My mom took me to the eye doctor and he checked the back of my eye and noticed something unusual going on. He sent me to an ophthalmologist, where they did a lot of tests, eventually finding there were […]


My name is Carrie Hopkins and I am from Hagerstown, Maryland. I was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease when I was just nine years old. I was in the fourth grade when my school performed the standard hearing and vision tests. I first noticed that I couldn’t see the “barn” in my left eye. After a […]


On September 1, 2021, our lives got turned upside down. My husband and I were talking in the morning and we both had mentioned that we were seeing a glow or white light in our 18-month-old son’s eye lately. We knew we had a pediatrician appointment for that afternoon and we figured we would bring […]


Noa, my son, recently was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease. We don’t know much about this disease and we are pretty scared. We are from Croatia and we were told Noa is only child with Coats’ Disease in our country! Noa is fully blind in his right eye and his retina is totally detached. The doctor […]


My name is Ryan Stach and I am 25 years old. I was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease when I was seven. After going through six laser eye surgeries the following two years, the Coats’ in my right eye went into remission. By the age of 18, my superior vision had been worn down from the […]


On June 15, 2020, our son Kingston was diagnosed with Coats’ Disease. It all started with a glow in his eye when he was six months old. We immediately made an appointment with his primary doctor and were referred to an eye specialist. On June 15, we were told he had Coats’ Disease and we […]


It all started back in 2004, when my son Diaz was 4 years old. He was playing with his cousins at my sister’s house and my sister noticed that he was squinting. I didn’t think much about it and scheduled an appointment at the ophthalmologist the following week. During that week, he kept on squinting […]