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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

A major interest in a well-known and not uncommon disorder of the macula is central serous chorioretinopathy. This is a disorder that occurs in young adults who under stress or who have a particular risk of leakage and swelling of the choroidal circulation, leading ultimately to detachment of the macula.

Numerous clinical features as well as imaging characteristics have been the subject of The Macula Foundation research in the past several decades. While the pathogenesis or precise causative factors are still poorly understood, The Macula Foundation investigators have reported on particular classifications, imaging features, and treatment modalities. It is the most common macular disorder that is seen beginning in young adulthood.

A patient with central serous chorioretinopathy with a detachment of the macula beneath the fovea with fibrin in that space. There is an underlying thickening of the choroidal circulation, a signature with imaging of this disease.