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Dr. Rick : Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : Yes. Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy is a condition that I deal with fairly frequently in my practice.
Dr. Rick : It can be easily confused with wet macular degeneration unless the doctor has a lot of retina experience. Like ARMD, it occurs later in life, although polypoidal tends to occur in slightly younger, around age 65 or so, patients.
Dr. Rick : This can be a difficult condition to treat. In the past I had some success using photodynamic therapy.
Dr. Rick : Drugs like avastin
, while they can improve vision by decreasing macular thickness, in many cases the polyps remain and can cause a relapse.
Dr. Rick : I must admit, this disease is one of the few things that motivates me to pull my PDT equipment out of the closet, dust it off and put it to use.
Dr. Rick : Martha,
Thanks for letting me know how Linda is doing. Please give her my best and assure her that she is not suffering from an unknown disease.....every retina specialist knows how to take care of this condition.
Dr. Rick : I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.
Thanks in advance,
Dr. Rick MD FACS
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