Punctate Inner Choroidopathy and Choroidal Neovascularization in Korean Patients

Ji Hwan Lee, Sung Chul Lee, Seo Jin Park, Christopher Seungkyu Lee

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Purpose: To describe the clinical features and outcomes of punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) in Korean patients Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with PIC between 2004 and 2015. The main outcome measures included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), presence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV), and optical coherence tomography findings. Patients with and without CNV were compared. Results: Forty eyes of 26 patients were included. The final BCVA was better than 20/40 in 33 eyes (82.5%). CNV was initially present in 12 eyes (30.0%). The mean initial and final logMAR BCVA was poorer for eyes with CNV than for eyes without CNV. Eyes with CNV exhibited a larger myopic refractive error, inflammatory lesions confined within the posterior pole, and a decreased final subfoveal choroidal thickness compared with eyes without CNV. Conclusion: PIC in the Korean population generally exhibits favorable visual outcomes, and eyes with CNV show more abnormalities and poorer outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 2

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


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