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Central serous chorioretinopathy Save

ICD-10 code: H35.71

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is an eye condition that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, detailed vision. CSC occurs when fluid builds up under the macula, causing vision to become distorted or blurry. CSC typically affects one eye, but it can sometimes affect both eyes.

CSC is most commonly diagnosed in men between the ages of 20 and 50. However, women can also develop CSC, especially women who are pregnant or taking hormonal medications.

Symptoms of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

The symptoms of CSC can include:

  1. Blurred or distorted vision in one eye
  2. A dark spot or blind spot in the center of your vision
  3. Objects appearing smaller or farther away than they are
  4. A gray or hazy area in the center of your vision
  5. Colors appearing less vibrant than usual
  6. Sensitivity to light

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent permanent damage to your vision.

Treatment for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

In many cases, CSC will resolve on its own within a few months. However, if your symptoms are severe or long-lasting, your eye doctor may recommend treatment options such as:

  1. Medications to reduce inflammation and fluid buildup in the eye
  2. Laser therapy to seal leaking blood vessels and reduce fluid buildup
  3. Photodynamic therapy, which uses a special medication and laser to target abnormal blood vessels in the eye

If you have CSC, it’s important to take steps to protect your eyes and prevent future episodes. This may include reducing stress, avoiding certain medications, and quitting smoking.


Central serous chorioretinopathy is a common eye condition that can cause blurry, distorted vision. If you’re experiencing symptoms of CSC, it’s important to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible. With early diagnosis and treatment, you can protect your vision and prevent future episodes of CSC.