Management of peripheral polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy with intravitreal bevacizumab and indocyanine green angiography-guided laser photocoagulation

Pukhraj Rishi, Atheeswar Das, Pallavi Sarate, Ekta Rishi

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Abstract

A 69-year-old lady presented with complaints of decreased vision in left eye since one month. Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) was 6/18 in that eye. Fundus examination revealed non-central geographic atrophy and soft drusens at macula in both eyes. Temporal periphery of left eye revealed subretinal exudates with altered sub-RPE hemorrhage mimicking peripheral exudative hemorrhagic chorioretinopathy (PEHCR). Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram showed window defects at macula and blocked fluorescence at temporal periphery in left eye. However, Indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) revealed active peripheral choroidal polyps. The patient was successfully treated with intravitreal bevacizumab and ICGA-guided laser photocoagulation. 27 months after laser treatment, BCVA improved to 6/9. Rationale of consecutive anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment followed by more definitive laser photocoagulation is that anti-VEGF aids in resolution of subretinal fluid, thus making the polyp more amenable to focal laser photocoagulation which stabilizes the choroidal vasculature and prevents further leakage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Indocyanine green angiogram
  • intravitreal bevacizumab
  • laser photocoagulation
  • peripheral hemorrhagic exudative chorioretinopathy
  • polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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