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Old 07-09-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Central Serous Retinopathy

I was diagnosed today with Central Serous Retinopathy basically a blister of fluid on my retina that is affecting my vision. I am a little freaked out by this diagnosis. I have read that it could subside on its own and heal up just fine or I may have permanent damage to my eyesight. I am praying that I fall into the percentage of people that heal up from this. Can anyone that has had CSR give me some more insight on this condition? Also, what else can I do besides reduce stress? Any recommended vitamins? Any help will be appreciated.

 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Re: Central Serous Retinopathy

Hi

Don't be too alarmed. I've had this problem, and despite a couple of flare-ups, it's basically ok now.

I did some searching on the web and found that taking daily aspirin and co-enzyme q10 can both be of help. But please do your own research!

Good luck!

 
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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Re: Central Serous Retinopathy

Thanks for the reply. It did go away within a couple of weeks. I don't feel as though my vision is completely the same as it was pre-CSR though. The clarity in that eye is just not as crisp or sharp. My retina specialist says that many people tell him that. I hope vision can still return to 100% normal with time. Have you had any change in the clarity of your vision after a bout of CSR?

 
Old 09-01-2009, 04:17 AM   #4
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Re: Central Serous Retinopathy

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Well I'm conscious that my vision in the effected eye is not quite 100%, perhaps it's 95%. But I'm only really aware of any problem at all in low light or if I squint. Perhaps there's also a very slight imbalance between my two eyes that I occasionally notice.

I think taking the coenzyme q10 and aspirin is helping things continue to improve.

BTW, as well as avoiding stress, you should also avoid certain types of steroids - I've read that decongestant nasal sprays are a particular risk factor.

My eye clinic (NHS in the UK) now has a rather clever instrument which can take a picture of the retina in cross section. The specialist was able to show me that the fluid blister had gone, just leaving a small disturbance.

Just take a few sensible precautions and allow yourself to relax - I'm sure your situation will improve too

 
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