Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in Portland Maine

By Scott Steidel, M.D.

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy is a retinal disorder which typically affects young to middle-aged patients, more often men.  It is characterized by a serous detachment of the retina, or an accumulation of serous fluid underneath the retina, usually in the central macular area.  Central Serous Chorioretinopathy is usually self-limiting, and most patients will have spontaneous recovery within a few months without significant visual loss. Some patients may develop chronic or recurrent disease that can lead to visual loss. Up to 50% of patients with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy can develop a recurrence which can happen at any time, but often within the first year after the first episode.

Symptoms of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Many patients first notice a minor blurring of vision, followed by varying degrees of “metamorphopsia” or distorted vision, “micropsia” or the perception that objects are smaller than they actually are, “chromatopsia” or objects looking unusually colored, or a shift of prescription toward farsightedness or hyperopia.  Visual acuity may range from 20/20 to 20/200 or worse.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy is diagnosed with a dilated fundus examination along with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Fluorescein Angiography (FA), and possibly Indocyanine Green Angiography (ICG). Although most cases resolve without treatment, laser photocoagulation or photodynamic therapy may be considered in chronic or recurrent cases.

If you, a family member or friend is concerned about macular disease such as central serous chorioretinopathy please schedule an appointment with an Eyecare Medical Group Vitreoretinal Surgeon or Retina Specialist in Portland by calling us at 888-374-2020.

Eyecare Medical Group provides diagnosis and treatment of macular disease in Maine such as central serous chorioretinopathy and is conveniently located for patients Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine.

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