What is Retinal Vein Occlusion?
CENTRAL SEROUS CHORIORETINOPATHY
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC), is a condition that affects the central part of the retina, leading to vision problems. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of this condition, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
CSC is a retinal disorder that causes a buildup of fluid under the macula, which is the central part of the retina responsible for sharp and detailed vision. This buildup of fluid can cause a variety of symptoms, including blurred or distorted vision, a blind spot in the central vision, and difficulty in reading or seeing fine details.
While the exact cause of CSC is not yet fully understood, it is believed that certain risk factors, such as stress, steroids, and high blood pressure, can contribute to the development of this condition. CSC is most commonly found in men between the ages of 20 and 50, although it can occur in anyone.
To diagnose CSC, your eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam, including a visual acuity test and a dilated eye exam. They may also use imaging tests such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) or fluorescein angiography to get a better look at the retina and the extent of the fluid buildup.
Treatment for CSC depends on the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. In many cases, the fluid will resolve on its own over time, and no treatment is necessary. However, if the fluid does not resolve, your doctor may recommend laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, or oral medications to help reduce the fluid buildup and improve your vision.
In addition to medical treatment, lifestyle changes such as stress reduction, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy blood pressure can also help manage CSC and reduce the risk of further complications.