central serous retinopathy

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central serous retinopathy  

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central serous retinopathy


An acquired retinal disorder characterised by fluid accumulation in the subretinal region with loss of adherence of the retinal epithelial basement membrane to Bruch’s membrane

Clinical findings Typically unilateral, often transient distortion of vision, which may persist despite fluid resorption, migrainelike headaches, psychiatric conditions

Aetiology Corticosteroid therapy, Crohn’s disease, fungal infection, leprosy, leukaemia, periarteritis nodosa, psychosocial stress, systemic lupus erythematosus, toxoplasmosis, thrombotic thrombocytopaenia, ulcerative colitis

Diagnosis Fundoscopy followed confirmation with optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography

Demographics More common in white males, age 20-50; distinctly less common in those of African descent. 

Management Watchful waiting for up to 3 months; laser photocoagulation if no improvement

Prognosis Excellent; over 90% of patients recover vision

Synonyms Central serous chorioretinopathy, serous retinal detachment

References https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_serous_retinopathy


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