Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2018) 256:627–629 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-017-3829-0 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Inner nuclear layer cystoid spaces are a poor prognostic factor in typical age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy 1 1 Dan Călugăru & Mihai Călugăru Received: 12 September 2017 /Accepted: 7 October 2017 /Published online: 26 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Dear Editor: networks (BVN) extending from feeder vessels and We would like to address several challenges that have arisen draining vessels, and from the study by Kang et al. , which are specifically sum- subtype 2, idiopathic PCV, which is characterized by a marized below. weak BVN and a few polyps without having a feeder or draining vessel . Several pertinent data are missing from the study (Table 1). The study was retrospectively conducted with a relatively small sample size in patients with typical age-related macular Importantly, there is a difference in early treatment response to degeneration (tAMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy angiogenic treatment between the two subtypes of PCV. Thus, (PCV). the subtype 1 polypoidal CNV showed better visual improve- There was a selection bias attributable to inclusion and ment, with a higher percentage of polyp regression compara- comparison of two completely different
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