The Retina Reference

Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

Idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy is a condition in which abnormal bulblike vascular structures grow in the choroid accompanied by subretinal neovascularization that may show up as sub retinal fluid, lipid, or hemorrhage. It is more common in more pigmented races and responds better to photodynamic therapy than to anti VEGF injections into the vitreous. It is considered a subcategory of neovascular macular degeneration.