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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Central Serous Retinopathy

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What can cause central serous retinopathy?

What can cause central serous retinopathy?

Unknown: This is a condition of vascular serum leakage in the macular area occurring most commonly in the middle years. It is painless but disturbs the vision, sometimes significantly. No procedure or medication seems to help except in the uncommon cases when a single vessel can be identified as leaking - then it can be laser sealed. Otherwise we ask the patient to just wait it out. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes central serous retinopathy?

The cause: Is a break in the membrane between the choroid and the retina in macular region. The cause is unknown but has been associated with steroid use and stress. Most cases will resolve without treatment in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is central serous retinopathy?

Not rare...: ..Condition where fluid fills up behind the retina ad causes blur/distortion. Goes away and recurs. Usually not treated. More common in type a pople. ...Read more

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What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

Fluid under retina: CSR is a condition in which fluid forms under the retina and if it is in the very center of vision can cause distortion and/or loss of vision. Diagnosis needs to be made by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist familiar with this disease. Many times related to stress. ...Read more

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What exactly is central serous retinopathy?

Fluid under retina: CSR is a condition in which fluid forms under the retina and if it is in the very center of vision can cause distortion and/or loss of vision. Diagnosis needs to be made by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist familiar with this disease. Many times related to stress. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is central serous retinopathy?

Central retinopathy: A temporary condition in which swelling occurs in the macula, resulting in blurred vision. It is oftern occurs in young white males age 30-50 yo, frequently associated with stress or steroid use. ...Read more

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Can vigorous exercise be a contributing factor in idiopathic central serous retinopathy? Can I continue to exercise while recovering from this?

Can vigorous exercise be a contributing factor in idiopathic central serous retinopathy?  Can I continue to exercise while recovering from this?

No known effect: Central serous is a condition of unknown cause. It does not respond to any pharmacologic therapy and minimally if at all to laser. Exercise seems independent of its extent so you may do vigorous exercise without proven harm. ...Read more

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Can i really have no exposure to sunlight after central serous retinopathy (csr) surgery?

Depends: If you had photodynamic therapy (pdt) with verteporfin (visudyne) as i suspect, then you can not have any sunlight or uv exposure until your retinal specialist says so. You could get severe skin burns if you do. ...Read more

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Can an eye patch help treat central serous retinopathy?

Can an eye patch help treat central serous retinopathy?

No: Csr is typically treated with a watch and wait approach . Occasionally laser can be used to hasten the recovery. New injectable drugs are also being explored. ...Read more

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What foods/drink should I avoid when recovering from central serous retinopathy? I've stopped nasal sprays and stress.

What foods/drink should I avoid when recovering from central serous retinopathy?  I've stopped nasal sprays and stress.

Corticosteroids: Most cases of csr occur in men between the ages of 25 and 55. Most of the time there is no obvious cause and most cases improve without treatment. Stress and cortisone type steroids are the most common cause when a cause can be identified. There is some evidence that stimulant type drugs like decongestants can be a cause. Theoretically, caffeine falls in this group, and should be used moderately. ...Read more

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