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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb;67(2):247-251. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_831_18.

Clinical profile of uveitis patients developing central serous chorioretinopathy: An experience at a tertiary eye care center in India.

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Department of Uvea, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Vitreoretina, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Uvea and Ocular Pathology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.



To evaluate clinical profile of patients with uveitis who developed central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC).


Retrospective case series of consecutive patients of uveitis with CSC managed at a tertiary eye care center in India between 1994 and 2014. The data about clinical features, investigations, treatment, and outcomes were obtained from their medical records.


A total of 31 eyes of 26 patients with uveitis with a diagnosis of CSC between June 1994 and May 2014 were included in the study. The mean age of presentation was 42.8 ± 9.2 years, and 88.4% of the patients were male. CSC was bilateral in 19.2% of the patients, and in 38.4% patients uveitis was because of infectious etiology. CSC developed in 23 (88.5%) patients when they were on oral corticosteroid. The most common cause of uveitis in our study was choroiditis (48.4%), followed by retinal vasculitis (12.9%). The mean time for resolution of CSC was relatively less in patients with uveitis because of infectious etiology. In 10% eyes vision remained the same and deterioration of vision was noted in 19% eyes. Best corrected visual acuity of the patients at the time of presentation with CSC was 0.56 ± 0.34 and after the resolution of CSC was 0.48 ± 0.5 (P < 0.0005).


Patients with choroidal inflammations are more prone to develop CSC compared with other subtypes of uveitis. Management of CSC in uveitis can be challenging.


Central serous chorioretinopathy; choroiditis; corticosteroids; uveitis

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