Ophthalmol Retina 2021 May 19. Epub 2021 May 19.
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, 651 Ilalo St., Honolulu, HI 96813; Hawaii Macula and Retina Institute, 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Suite 470, Aiea, HI 96701; Retina Consultants of Hawaii, 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Suite 470, Aiea, HI 96701; The Retina Center at Pali Momi, 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Suite 470, Aiea, HI 96701.
Purpose: Although polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is best diagnosed with indocyanine green angiography (ICGA), ICGA is often unavailable or not ordered. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is widely available, and OCT B-scan can visualize polypoidal lesions diagnostic of PCV as inverted U-shaped elevations of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) with heterogeneous reflectivity and sometimes ring-shaped lesions within the polypoidal lesion. This study aims to differentiate findings between eyes diagnosed with PCV or typical exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using ICGA, then comparing findings noted on the OCT B-scan line scan in each group. Read More