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Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  Eye Physician and Surgeon
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I was diagnosed last January with Central Serous Retinopathy

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I was diagnosed last January with Central Serous Retinopathy - in both eyes - it still has not healed itself, as I was told should happen by May, 2010 - I am a 52 yr old female - I do not have type A personality
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
When was your last eye exam?
Are you using any eye drops?
Is it in one eye or both eyes?
Have you had a dye test?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Last exam - January, 2010

Eye drops - daily - Bauch &Lomb, dry eye relief

both eyes - light blockage in left eye, line distortion, right eye

to my knowledge, no dye test

Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
You are correct that typical CSR generally resolves after a few months without treatment. Your situation, however, is not exactly typical in that you have it in both eyes and it has not resolved in the expected time frame.

I'd recommend you schedule a repeat dilated retinal exam as soon as possible. There are treatments available (injection of medicine into the eye or laser to the areas of leakage). You will require a fluorescein dye test to detect the leakage.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What medicine? I was told there was no cure (medicine)
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
It is a medicine used in macular degeneration. The CSR is often given a chance to get better on it's own. If it doesn't, then treatment is offered. It is not common to offer treatment for CSR when first diagnosis.

The medicine is not a cure but sometimes can help reduce the leakage.