Choroidal nevus and polypoidal vasculopathy: Case series

Karlos Ítalo S. Viana, Pedro F. Dalgalarrondo, Zelia Correa, Rodrigo Jorge

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Background: To report an association between choroidal nevus and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in three patients. Case presentation: We have encountered 3 isolated patients in our center presenting with subretinal exudation and a choroidal nevus that were thoroughly evaluated by slit lamp biomicroscopy, fundus photos, Fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICG), B-scan ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT - Heidelberg). The classic features of choroidal neovascularization seen on PVC were present in all 3 patients, all of whom had a substantial response to intravitreous antiangiogenic agent. OCT, Fluorescein and ICG Angiography, and Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) revealed similar findings in all cases. Discussion and conclusions: We have identified a clinical pattern of PCV and choroidal nevus that can be diagnosed early using fluorescein angiography, ICG and OCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalInternational Journal of Retina and Vitreous
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2 2020


  • Antiangiogenic
  • Autofluorescence
  • Choroidal nevus
  • Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
  • Retinal pigmental epithelial detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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