Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a condition in which fluid begins to pool beneath your retina. This can cause retinal detachment and lead to vision loss. Symptoms of this condition include having blurred vision or seeing gray spots near the center of your vision. While the cause of CSC is uncertain, it is believed that corticosteroids such as inhalers for asthma, nasal spray, or steroid injections for joint injuries can enhance symptoms.
At Infinity Retina, Dr. Britt J. Parvus is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating symptoms of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). CSC laser treatment is a procedure that stimulates cells under the retina which reduces fluid leakage and facilitates the body’s removal of excess fluid. Dr. Pavrus will work alongside you during the procedure and provide you with rehabilitative advice to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.
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.