International Ophthalmology

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 67–69 | Cite as

Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy: naked polyp

  • David I.T. Sia
  • Andreas Ebneter
  • Swati Sinkar
  • Jagjit Gilhotra
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We present an unusual case of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) lying above the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in a 60-year-old Caucasian female. PCV lesions are typically located beneath the RPE layer. However, they may rarely lie above the level of the RPE due to a discontinuity in the RPE and Bruch’s membrane.


Choroidal neovascularisation Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy Fluorescein angiography Indocyanine green angiography Optical coherence tomography 

Supplementary material

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Movie 1: Fundus fluorescein angiography showing filling of the retinal vessels and polypoidal lesions during the early phases. (MPEG 476 kb)
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Movie 2: Indocyanine green angiography showing an identical filling pattern of the vascular network and polypoidal lesions. (MPEG 506 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David I.T. Sia
    • 1
  • Andreas Ebneter
    • 1
  • Swati Sinkar
    • 1
  • Jagjit Gilhotra
    • 1
  1. 1.Discipline of Ophthalmology & Visual SciencesUniversity of Adelaide, South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, Royal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia

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