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Mol Vis. 2011 Jan 11;17:99-103.

The effect of Helicobacter pylori treatment on remission of idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.



The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) treatment on remission of idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy.


Twenty-five patients with idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (ICSCR) who were infected with H. pylori were treated with an anti-H. pylori treatment; another twenty-five patients with the same clinical presentations served as the control. Baseline examination and follow up visits at 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16 weeks after the onset of treatment included visual acuity testing and subretinal fluid measurement. The difference between mean visual acuity at the end of 16 weeks and the time of subretinal fluid reabsorption was compared between the two groups.


Subretinal fluid reabsorption time was 9.28±3.20 weeks in the treatment group and 11.63±3.18 weeks in the control group, which was statistically significant (p=0.015). After 16 weeks, mean visual acuity improved to 0.003±0.01 (logMAR) in the treatment group and 0.004±0.02 (logMAR) in the control group. This improvement did not represent a statistically significant difference (p=0.97).


An anti-H. pylori treatment regimen is effective in the treatment of idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy patients and anti-H. pylori treatment can provoke the faster reabsorption of subretinal fluid.

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