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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR)


What is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy ?

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a condition where fluid accumulates

under the retina, causing blurred or distorted vision. It typically affects one

eye and is more common in men aged 20 to 50years. While some cases resolve on their

own, treatment options include laser therapy or medication to reduce fluid buildup.

Regular eye exams are crucial for monitoring and managing the condition effectively.

What are the symptoms of (CSCR)?

  • Usually affects one eye at a time.
  • Distortion of vision – straight line appears wavy( metamorphopsia) or blank(scotoma).
  • Blurred vision.
  • Objects may appear smaller than reality (MICROPSIA).
  • Color desaturation.
  • Delayed Retinal recovery time to bright light.

What is the Incidence of (CSCR)?

  • Affects individuals in the 20-50 year age group.
  • More common in males ( 6 times higher than females).
  • Affects 5-6 per 1 lakh population.

What are the Causes of (CSCR)?

  • Abnormal Blood circulation in choroidal vessels is known to cause CSCR.
  •  Systemic or topical steroids can increase the risk. 
  •  Excessive stress can also cause CSCR.
  • – Hypertension 
  • – Pregnancy 
  • – Dialysis 
  • – Organ transplantation 
  • – Autoimmune Disorders 
  • – Gastro Esophageal Reflux disease

What is the Diagnosis process for (CSCR)?

  • Clinical Examination can diagnose CSCR
  • Confirmation of the diagnosis is done by Fluorescein Angiography and OCT scan.

What is the treatment for (CSCR)?

  • It usually resolves spontaneously.
  •  Anti-inflammatory drops are given for a month and observed.
  •  If it persists over a Long duration i,e more than 3 months, Laser photocoagulation or Photodynamic therapy is done.