Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) occurs when fluid pools beneath your retina. This can cause your retina to detach, causing vision loss.
While researchers are not definitively sure of the cause of CSC, frequent exposure to corticosteroid drugs like nasal allergy sprays and anti-inflammatory ointments is thought to play a part in its development. It’s also possible that severe stress or intense emotions can trigger CSC due to your body’s production of corticosteroids under duress. If a specific cause of your condition cannot be determined, Dr. Parvus will record it as “idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy.”
The most common symptom of central source chorioretinopathy is blurriness in the central vision of one eye. It’s also possible that your CSC will show no symptoms at all, and must be detected by your ophthalmologist during an eye exam.
CSC may be hereditary, so if at least one of your relatives has developed the disease, it’s possible that you are at an increased risk. High blood pressure, heart disease and recent pregnancy can also increase your risk. When having your eyes examined for CSC, be sure to communicate any medications you are taking with Dr. Parvus, as these can have an impact on your risk as well.
Dr. Parvus can help you identify any potential triggers for your CSC, especially if it is linked with the use of corticosteroids. Discontinuing use of these medications may help resolve CSC, but it’s important to communicate with your primary care physician before stopping any ongoing treatment.
If your triggers are unavoidable or your CSC remains chronic, you may discuss several therapeutic options with Dr. Parvus, including thermal laser treatment, oral medication, and eye injections.
Sudden blurry vision in one eye can be frightening, but an exam from an experienced ophthalmologist may reveal central serous chorioretinopathy as the cause.
At Infinity Retina, Dr. Britt J. Parvus has the specialized experience to diagnose central serous chorioretinopathy, monitor its progress, and provide treatment if necessary. Using her personalized approach, Dr. Parvus will work directly with you to develop a treatment plan in which you are comfortable and confident.
Struggling with central serous chorioretinopathy? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Parvus today.