Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-018-4018-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR The role of optical coherence tomography angiography in diagnosis of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy 1 1,2 Louis W. Lim & Colin S. Tan Received: 29 April 2018 /Accepted: 23 May 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Dear Editor and the results of OCTA scans must therefore be interpreted We read with interest the article by Demirel et al. de- with caution. scribing the role of optical coherence tomography angiogra- The current gold standard for diagnosis for PCV is indocy- phy (OCTA) in pachychoroid spectrum diseases. In this study, anine green angiography (ICGA), which enables both the the authors compared OCTA with conventional dye angiogra- polyps and the BVN to be reliably imaged [4, 8–10]. phy, which highlighted the usefulness and greater sensitivity Though OCTA can provide new and useful information on of OCTA in detecting type 1 choroidal neovascularization the diagnosis and follow-up of PCV, it should currently be (CNV) compared to conventional angiography. used as an adjunctive tool to ICGA. The pachychoroid spectrum of diseases includes central In summary, we congratulate Demirel and co-authors on serous chorioretinopathy, pigment epitheliopathy, their paper, which helps us
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