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Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 1833–1835 | Cite as

Assessment of focal laser photocoagulations’ early effect on polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy with optical coherence tomography angiography

  • Erdem Eriş
  • İrfan Perente
  • Esra Vural
  • Dilek Yaşa
  • Abdullah Ozkaya
Brief Report

Abstract

Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is seen with polypoidal lesions and branching vascular networks (BVNs) (Spaide et al. in Retina 15(2):100–110, 1995; Yannuzzi et al. in Retina 10(1):1–8, 1990). There are reports about laser photocoagulation for PCV (Yuzawa et al. in Japan J Ophthalmol 47(4):379–384, 2003; Lee et al. in Eye 23(1):145–148, 2009); however, all these reports are about final vision and frequent relapses. Therefore, this treatment merits rigorous scrutiny using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA).

Keywords

OCT angiography Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy Focal laser photocoagulation PCV ICGA 

Abbreviations

PCV

polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy

BVNs

branching vascular networks

OCTA

optical coherence tomography angiography

mmHg

millimeter of mercury

ICGA

indocyanine green angiography

μm

micrometer

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethics

The study conducted according to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erdem Eriş
    • 1
    • 2
  • İrfan Perente
    • 1
  • Esra Vural
    • 3
  • Dilek Yaşa
    • 1
  • Abdullah Ozkaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Beyoglu Eye Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.IstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Mardin Governement HospitalMardinTurkey

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