Central Serous Chorioretinopathy affects the macula (the central vision area of the retina at the back of the eye). The macula allows you to see fine details clearly and do things such as reading and driving. This disorder is due to a small defect or blister in the retinal pigment epithelium (a single layer of cells normally separating the retina and the choroid) therefore allowing fluid from the choroid to accumulate under the retina and cause a serous retinal detachment leading to blurry and distorted central vision, decreased contrast and night vision. This disorder typically affects men between 25 and 45 years of age although younger or older men or women can also develop the disease.


What causes Central Serous Chorioretinopathy?

  • Most common cause is thought to be due to stress increasing the normal steroid levels in the human body and has been also associated with topical, inhaled or oral steroid medication.

How is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy treated?

  • Most retina specialists recommend patients with the disorder to change their behavior patterns and try to reduce stressors and avoid topical, inhaled or oral steroids.
  • Fortunately with this disease, spontaneous visual recovery generally occurs over weeks to several months.
  • Patients with persistent serous retinal detachments may require thermal laser, photodynamic therapy, oral medications or anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy.

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