Photodynamic therapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy secondary to choroidal nevus

Wong, James G., Lai, Xin Jie, Sarafian, Richard Y., Wong, Hon Seng and Smith, Jeremy B. (2017) Photodynamic therapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy secondary to choroidal nevus. International Medical Case Reports Journal, 10 51-54. doi:10.2147/IMCRJ.S107648


Author Wong, James G.
Lai, Xin Jie
Sarafian, Richard Y.
Wong, Hon Seng
Smith, Jeremy B.
Title Photodynamic therapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy secondary to choroidal nevus
Journal name International Medical Case Reports Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1179-142X
Publication date 2017-02-14
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2147/IMCRJ.S107648
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 10
Start page 51
End page 54
Total pages 4
Place of publication Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
Abstract We report a case of a Caucasian female who developed active polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) at the edge of a stable choroidal nevus and was successfully treated with verteporfin photodynamic therapy. No active polyp was detectable on indocyanine green angiography 2 years after treatment, and good vision was maintained. Indocyanine green angiography is a useful investigation to diagnose PCV and may be underutilized. Unlike treatment of choroidal neovascularization secondary to choroidal nevus, management of PCV secondary to nevus may not require intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. Photodynamic monotherapy may be an effective treatment of secondary PCV.
Keyword Chorioretinopathy
Fluorescein angiography
Indocyanine green angiography
OCT
Optical coherence tomography
PEDs
Pigment epithelium detachments
Subretinal fluid
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