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


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).


OCT angiography Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy Focal laser photocoagulation PCV ICGA 



polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy


branching vascular networks


optical coherence tomography angiography


millimeter of mercury


indocyanine green angiography




Compliance with ethical standards

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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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