Familial pars planitis

William W. Culbertson, Conrad L. Giles, Christina West, Thomas Stafford

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Ophthalmologists do not consider pars planitis to occur on a familial basis. The development of pars planitis in nine members of four different families is reported. Affected family members include twin sisters, a mother and daughter, two brothers, and a sister and two brothers from the same family. This suggests that a common hereditary and/or environmental factor contributed to the disease in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Ophthalmology

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    Culbertson, W. W., Giles, C. L., West, C., & Stafford, T. (1983). Familial pars planitis. Retina, 3(3), 179-181. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006982-198300330-00006