Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist located in Greenfield, WI & Delafield, WI
Central serous chorioretinopathy is a disease where fluid builds up under your retina. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, Dr. Vogel of Advanced Retina can help. He helps patients in Greenfield and Delafield, Wisconsin, and beyond avoid the long-term vision loss associated. Call the office today for an appointment, or use the website to learn more about the practice.
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Q & A
What is central serous chorioretinopathy?
Central serous chorioretinopathy, or CSCR, is a disease in which fluid accumulates under your retina. Your retina is the back part of your eye responsible for sending sight information to your brain. The fluid buildup can cause blurred and distorted vision.
Men develop CSCR more often than women and usually in middle age. Vision loss is typically temporary but can recur or become permanent without treatment.
Why do people develop central serous chorioretinopathy?
It isn’t entirely clear why some people develop CSCR, but stress might be a risk factor. People with “Type A” personalities seem to be more at risk. Steroid medication use is also associated with CSCR. This includes corticosteroids found in allergy nose sprays, anti-inflammatory skin creams, and prescribed medications for inflammation.
Other risk factors include having a relative with CSCR, hypertension or heart disease, and recent or current pregnancy. Some erectile dysfunction medications and anti-cancer agents are also associated with CSCR.
What are the symptoms of central serous chorioretinopathy?
People with CSCR may develop blurry central vision, often in just one eye. But sometimes, the condition shows no symptoms, especially if the affected area is outside of the macula — the central portion of your retina responsible for seeing fine details.
It’s also important to seek treatment because the symptoms of CSCR are similar to other retinal conditions. Advanced Retina provides up-to-date and accurate diagnosis and treatment to preserve your vision.
How is central serous chorioretinopathy treated?
Visual problems due to CSCR are usually resolved within a few weeks or months without treatment. Discontinue the use of any steroid medications, as long as your physician says it’s safe to stop.
Laser treatments, oral medications, and eye injections are possible treatments for recurrent CSCR. Your doctor considers the severity and timeline of your symptoms when customizing your treatment plan. Early detection and management of CSCR can lead to successful treatment and no long-term vision loss.
If you’ve been diagnosed with central serous choroidopathy, make an appointment at Advanced Retina today. Call the office or use this website for more information.