The Retina Reference

Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy - Fundus Images

Fundus images above belong to an 87-year-old African-American male with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). He has been monitored for PCV since 2010. In 2011, a large subretinal hemorrhage was present in his right eye (white arrow). His left eye did not have any hemorrhages, however dry yellow lipid deposits along with an inactive peripapillary lesion are visible superior to the disc (green arrows). Intravitreal avastin injections were given to both eyes as well as one round of photodynamic therapy (PDT). After treatment, the hemorrhage resolved and his PCV was inactive. The 2011 fundus image shows this (black arrow). To avoid recurring activity of PCV, he continued to have intravitreal injections as well as a few more rounds of PDT. Corresponding fluorescein angiography (FA), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) are available to view in the Images section of PCV disease.