Alternate Names : Central serous retinopathy
Central serous choroidopathy is a disease that causes fluid to build up under the retina, the part of the eye that sends sight information to the brain. The fluid leaks from the blood vessel layer under the retina. This area is called the choroid.
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
The cause of this condition is unknown. Most patients are young men with aggressive, “type A” personalities, but anyone can be affected.
Stress appears to be a risk factor. The condition can also occur as a complication of steroid drug use.
Pictures & Images
The retina is the internal layer of the eye that receives and transmits focused images. The retina is normally red due to its rich blood supply.
Review Date : 8/22/2008
Reviewed By : Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.