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.