Idiopathic Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy - Low Vision - Skoutari Optics

Idiopathic Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

Epiretinal Macular Membrane
20 November 2023
Myopic Maculopathy
20 November 2023

Idiopathic polypoid choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) is a rare – and to date unknown etiology – disease that affects people of middle age 50-65 years. It occurs with a sudden decrease in vision in both eyes.

The disease is characterized by polypoid swellings (aneurysms) usually in the area of the macula and less often in the periapical region, which show intense leakage and / or bleeding.

These polypoid lesions are responsible for the destruction of photoreceptors and greatly affect the visual acuity of the patient.

In a few cases, spontaneous absorption of exudation and bleeding is performed. In most cases, photodynamic treatment, antiangiogenic intraocular injections and the use of low vision aids are needed.

The low vision aids are selected and provided exclusively by the low vision specialist Optometrist. The special low-vision glasses allow the patient to return to his daily activities, while at the same time training and improving the remaining vision.