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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

If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your Retina Vitreous Associates for experienced, specialized care at seven convenient locations throughout Illinois and Indiana.