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Know the Symptoms of Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

By coreyconsulting
June 23, 2017

Also known as central serous choroidopathy (CSC), CSR is an eye disease caused by fluid buildup below the retina, resulting in potential visual distortion. This fluid comes from a tissue layer found under the retina which goes by the name of the choroid. CSR typically affect a single eye but there is a possibility of affecting both eyes, as well as recurrence.

Symptoms of CSR include blurred or distorted vision, dark areas in one’s central vision, objects that appear unusually small or far away, or a brownish tinge when looking at a white object. Men in their thirties to fifties are more susceptible to CSR.  Although stress is a common cause of CSR but other conditions such as insomnia, hypertension, and the use of steroids have also been linked to CSR.

CSR is best managed by careful evaluation with proper testing to rule out other related causes of built up subretinal fluid.  Although most CSR may resolve on their own, chronic cases may benefit from medical or even surgical treatment.

This information is presented by Retina Macula Specialists of Miami, the largest private retina practice in the city. We are a nationally acclaimed retina practice dedicated to the care of retinal conditions, including medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases. Each of our extensively trained doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Ophthalmology and are highly qualified to treat a wide variety of retinal conditions including but not limited to diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular problems like macula holes, age-related macular degeneration and CRS. We have three convenient locations in Miami, Coral Gables, and North Miami Beach. For contact information or to request an appointment, please visit https://www.retinamaculamiami.com.

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