To report a case of juxtapapillary polypoidal choroidal neovascularization (PCNV) associated with choroidal nevus investigated by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A).
A 72-year-old woman presented with visual loss and metamorphopsia in her left eye for 5 days secondary to PCNV that developed on the border of a juxtapapillary choroidal nevus. Fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and spectral-domain OCT confirmed the diagnosis. En face OCT-A disclosed a large tangled hyperreflective PCNV spreading from the optic disc at different levels of the choriocapillaris; the polyp lumina appeared hyporeflective. The patient was treated with 3 intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor with partial functional recovery.
Our case showed the application of OCT-A in the diagnosis of a case of active PCNV complicating a benign intraocular tumor.
Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(1): e9 - e12
Article Type: CASE REPORT
AuthorsMaria Vittoria Cicinelli, Lorenzo Iuliano, Alessandro Rabiolo, Alessandro Marchese, Giuseppe Querques, Francesco Bandello
- • Accepted on 28/08/2016
- • Available online on 28/11/2016
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- Cicinelli, Maria Vittoria [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Iuliano, Lorenzo [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Rabiolo, Alessandro [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Marchese, Alessandro [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Querques, Giuseppe [PubMed] [Google Scholar] , * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bandello, Francesco [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
Department of Ophthalmology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, University Vita-Salute, Milan - Italy