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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Central Serous Retinopathy

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

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

Retinopathy (Definition)

Retinopathy is a generic term for any disease ...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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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 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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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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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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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 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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My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may i knw will he get vision back?

My father has Central Serous retinopathy now he have blurred vision, Dr gave vein injection & askd to attend laser, may i knw will he get vision back?

Hope Springs Eternal: Here is a quote for you: "The prognosis for CSR is generally excellent. Whilst immediate vision loss may be as poor as 20/200 in the affected eye, clinically over 90% of patients regain 20/30 vision or better within 6 months. Great! However "The disease can re-occur causing progressive vision loss."and" There is also a chronic form" and prognosis is less favorable. Let's hope he's in the 90% range ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is there for chronic central serious retinopathy?

See a specialist: Sometime is caused by medicine and stopping those makes it to resolve. Other time is associated to a form of gastritis an that should be ruled out and treated if present. Some time will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments in natural medicine for retinopathy?

Are there any new treatments in natural medicine for retinopathy?

Yes!: Damage to the retina commonly caused by high blood pressure and diabetes. There are herbs that can strengthen blood vessels and prevent deterioration and leakage. Consider ginkgo, a vasodilator that helps get more blood to retina; grape seed extract, high in proanthocyanidins which prevent blood leakage; quercitin, which can help lower high blood pressure; pycnogenol from pine bark shows promise2. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any treatment for solar retinopathy?

None: In this condition, the intense light of the sun has been focused on a small spot on the retina which literally cooks those light receptive cells. These cells donot regrown or regenerate, leaving a blind spot at that point. No medical or surgical therapy is possible although there will be some adaptation so the missing part of the view will be less obviousl. ...Read more

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What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

Many: Diabetic retinopathy has until recently only been treated with laser and blood sugar control. In the last few years, treatment with steroid injections and a class of drugs called vegf inhibitors have improved treatment. ...Read more

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Any treatment for pigmentary retinopathy?

Depends on the cause: Pigmentary retinopathy applies to disorders in which there is a disturbance on the pigmented layer of the retina. The causes are varied and include degeneration, trauma, infection, etc. I would suggest you see a retinal specialist who can diagnose the cause and hopefully treat the problem. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for pigmentary retinopathy?

Vitamin A & implants: Daily intake of 15000 IU (equivalent to 4.5 mg) of vitamin A palmitate has found to slow the progression of retinitis pigmentosa, and can postpone blindness by up to 10 years. The Argus retinal prosthesis is an electronic retinal implant designed to improve the vision of those with severe cases of retinitis pigmentosa. It looks like the visor wore by a blind StarTrek character. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

It depends: Diabetic macular edema may need focal laser treatment and/or intravitreal injection of medication directly into eye. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy may need in-office laser or vitrectomy surgery in the operating room. This disease needs a retina specialist's expertise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatment of diabetic retinopathy is possible?

Can you tell me treatment of diabetic retinopathy is possible?

Control Risk Factors: Tight control of glucose can help prevent or delay the onset of retinopathy. Control of blood pressure and cholesterol are also important factors. It is important for all diabetics to get annual dilated eye exams from an ophthalmologist to determine whether retinopathy is present. Treatment options are in-office laser, intraocular injections, and vitrectomy surgery, depending on the severity. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a diabetic retinopathy treatment?

Depends: It depends on the extent of diabetic retinopathy, type of treatment and presence of other comorbidities. There may be no complete recovery in terms of vision restoration. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) should be able to outline stages of recovery from the intervention. ...Read more

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