Central Serious Retinopathy (CSR)
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, or CSC, is a condition that is defined by fluid accumulating under the retina. This can lead to temporary vision loss in one or both eyes. The exact cause is unknown but some studies suggest it may be triggered by stress. It most often occurs in men, those with type A personalities and others prone to stress.
Symptoms include blurred central vision in one or both eyes. If you are experiencing blurred vision or vision loss, please call the experts at Premiere Retina Specialists. We will bring you in for testing to determine the cause your blurred vision.
What is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy?
How is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Treated?
In most cases you will be put on an NSAID (anti-inflammatory) eye drop. The disease usually resolves in 2 to 3 months.
Fluorescein angiography testing may be done to determine the severity of the CSC. If the sub-retinal fluid is leaking this is the case you may require laser treatment to correct CSC.
OCT (Optical Coherance Tomography) testing is performed so that the pocket of fluid can be followed and measured. Medications should not be stopped without directions from the doctor. A sudden stop in the medication could cause a rebound effect and result in the fluid returning. CSR has been known to return in as many as 50 percent of affected individuals. About 60 percent of patients can expect to regain 20/20 vision once the fluid is resolved.