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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 225-228

Long-term resolution of blinding polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy with recurrent bilateral central involvement by low-dose oral eplerenone treatment

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Al-Ahli Hospital, Doha, Qatar, Qatar
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, Qatar
3 Department of Cardiology, Al-Ahli Hospital, Doha, Qatar, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Alexander Arthur Bialasiewicz
Department of Ophthalmology, Al-Ahli Hospital, Doha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.175894

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A 55-year-old male presented with serous retinal detachment over 3 months in his right eye. His left eye was blind due to retinal pigment epithelium detachment since 1997 with atrophy of the neurosensory retina. Fluorescein angiography had previously shown bilateral polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) confirmed PCV with central involvement. The patient underwent intravitreal injections of 6x Lucentis, 4x Avastin and one injection of aflibercept. PCV recurred from 1 to 4 months after each treatment. The patient had history of stroke, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation and was started on oral eplerenone 25 mg/day in October 2014, which resulted in a long-term ongoing complete retinal reattachment. OCT ganglion cell and inner plexiform layers showed full recovery of the fovea in the right eye and irreversible in the left eye. Low-dose eplerenone may resolve recalcitrant PCV with central involvement. The duration of treatment remains uncertain.

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