Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

  • Amy Huddleston, OD, FAAO Low Vision Director, Jacksonville VA Outpatient Center
  • Tyler Phan, OD, FAAO Coordinator of Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation Services, St. Barnabas Hospital Health System
  • Tiffany Tucker, OD, FAAO Student Externship Coordinator, Jacksonville VA Outpatient Center
Keywords: clinical research


Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a disease of the choroidal vasculature that may result in sub-retinal hemorrhage and serous detachment of the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE), leading to sub-retinal brosis and, sometimes, permanent vision loss. This report describes a case of PCV in an African-American female over the course of 1 year and demonstrates the progression of PCV, from being relatively asymptomatic to the development of a visually significant sub-retinal hemorrhage. She is currently being treated with Avastin intravitreal injections with some resolution of her symptoms and a reduction of sub-retinal bleeding.

How to Cite
Huddleston, A., Phan, T., & Tucker, T. (2018). Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy. Canadian Journal of Optometry, 80(3), 49-54. https://doi.org/10.15353/cjo.80.259