Central Serous Choroidopathy

Central serous retinopathy (or central serous choroidopathy)  is the disorder in which fluid builds up under the retina and distorts vision. Fluid leakage is believed to come from the layer of blood vessels under the retina, called the choroid.

The true cause of Central Serous is unknown.

In most cases, CSR resolves itself within 3 months. During that time, a careful look at stress reduction, steroid use, caffeine, and other medications should be reviewed for modification.

Risk factors associated with Central Serous include:

  • type-a personality
  • male
  • smoker
  • high blood pressure
  • h-pylori infection in history
  • steroid use
  • Sleep irregularities
  • some auto-immune
  • alcohol use
  • pregnancy

Here is an informative audio (video) explaining much of the science of Central Serous Retinopathy: