Steroid-induced Central Serous Retinopathy—A Case Report

Authors

  • Swathi K
  • Giddaiah DV
  • Ramesh Chandra

Abstract

Long-term, high-dose corticosteroid therapy is well-known to cause systemic and ocular complications. A lesser known complication is chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Although idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSR) is known to be mild with spontaneous recovery and minimal effects on the fi nal visual acuity, chronic CSCR as a complication of long-term steroid therapy behaves differently, and may cause irreversible visual impairment.

References

Abuel-Asrar AM. Central serous chorioretinopathy complicating cor ticosteroid therapy. Eur. J.

Ophthalmol. (1997 Jul–Sep). 7(3): 297–300. [PubMed]

Allibhai ZA, Gale JS, Sheidow TS. Central serous chorioretinopathy in a patient taking Sildenafil

citrate. Ophthalmic. Surg. Lasers imaging. (2004). 35(2): 165–7.[PubMed]

Bandello F, Incorvaia C, Rosa N, et al. Bilateral central serous chorioretinopathy in a patient treated

with systemic corticosteroids for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Eye. (1995). 9(3): 324–32.

Bouzas EA, Scott MH, Mastorakos G, et al. Central serous chorioretinopathy in endogenous

hypercortisolism. Arch Opht. (1993). 111: 1229–33. [PubMed]

Ca rd i l lo Piccol ino F, Eandi CM, e t al . Photodynamic therapy for chronic central serous

chorioretinopathy. Retina. (2003 Dec). 23(6): 752– 63. [PubMed]

Chevallier B, Fumoleau P, Kerbrat P, et al. Docetaxol is a major cytotoxic drug for the treatment of advanced

breast cancer: a phase II trial of the clinical screening co operative group of the Europeon organisation for

research and treatment of cancer. J Clin Oncol. (1995). 13: 314–22. [PubMed]

Cotticelli L, Borrelli M, D’Alessio, et al. Central serous retinopathy and Helicobacter pylori. Eur. J.

Opthalmol. (2006 Mar-Apr). 16(2): 274–8. [PubMed]

Hardwig PW, Silva AO, Pulido JS. Forgotten exogenous corticosteroid as a cause of central serous

chorioretinopathy. Clin Ophthalmol. (2008). 2: 199– 201. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

WHO-UMC.org. The Uppsala Monitoring Centre. [Last accessed on 2010 Sep 24]. Available from:http://www.

who-umc.org/DynPage.aspx?id = 22682.

Downloads

Published

2014-06-25

Issue

Section

Case Report