What is it?

Central serous chorioretinopathy is when fluid builds up under the retina. This is the result of a fluid leaking from the layer of tissue under the retina, called the choroid. Retinal pigment epithelium is the layer of cells between retina and choroid, and when it does not work well fluid builds up under the retina resulting in visual distortion.

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Signs & symptoms

Signs and symptoms of central serous chorioretinopathy normally include distorted, blurred central vision with a dark area, objects may appear smaller or further away than they are, and straight lines may appear bent, or cooked.


The diagnosis central serous chorioretinopathy, your ophthalmologist dilates your eye with dilating eye drops, to better examine your retina. Then, during a procedure called fluorescing angiography, he or she will inject dye into your vein. The dye travels to your eyes and to the retinal blood vessels. Orange dye will show abnormal areas in the eye, helping to establish a central serous chorioretinopathy diagnosis.


Many cases of central serous chorioretinopathy are healed in one or two months without any treatment. In these cases, your eyes will be checked to see if the fluid has cleared up. In a scenario of severe vision loss or if the leakage does not go away, several treatments are offered. Laser treatment, photodynamic therapy, or oral medications may be used.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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