Intravitreal bevacizumab associated with photodynamic therapy in a case of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy associated with choroidal nevus: A case report


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Abstract

Rationale:Report the clinical findings and management of a case of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy associated with choroidal nevus which received combination therapy.Patient concerns:Decreased visual acuity in a woman with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and choroidal nevus.Diagnoses:Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and choroidal nevus.Interventions:The initial visual acuity was 0.5. After the first treatment with photodynamic therapy, exudation and bleeding appeared around the lesion. After this, the patient received 3 doses of intravitreal bevacizumab.Outcomes:After treatment with combination therapy, visual acuity, clinical and imaging findings improved, with no recurrence of exudation and bleeding.Lessons:Intravitreal bevacizumab as an adjunctive treatment after photodynamic therapy is a good option for patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy associated with choroidal nevus.

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