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Central Serous Retinopathy

What is central serous chorioretinopathy?

Central serous chorioretinopathy is a condition that involves fluid build up under the retina, which can distort vision. The fluid comes from a layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) located under the retina. When the RPE malfunctions, fluid builds up underneath it. This can lead to a small detachment under the retina, causing vision to become distorted.

Central serous chorioretinopathy usually affects just one eye at a time, but both eyes can be affected at the same time.

What are the symptoms of central serous chorioretinopathy?

Symptoms can include:

  • Central vision may be distorted, dimmed, or blurred
  • A dark area may appear in your central vision
  • Straight lines may appear bent or otherwise irregular in your affected eye
  • Objects may appear smaller or further away than they are
  • White objects may appear to have a brownish tinge or appear duller in color

Contact your Retina Vitreous Associates Ophthalmologist if you notice any of these symptoms.