Idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy

De Kuang Hwang, Chang Sue Yang, Fenq Lih Lee, Wen Ming Hsu

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Idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) has been recognized as a peculiar form of choroidal neovascularization. The clinical features of recurrent serous retinal leakage and retinal hemorrhage may vary from single lesion to multifocal, from self-limited to recurrent. Caucasian and Japanese patients with IPCV have been reported in the literature. However, research and case reports about IPCV in Chinese patients are relatively rare. We present 2 Chinese patients with IPCV in Taiwan with 2 different clinical pictures and visual outcomes during long-term follow-up. Further study for the etiology, clinical courses and treatments of the different subtypes of IPCV in Chinese is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • Idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
  • Retinal pigment epithelial detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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