Author(s): Ozdemir H, Karacorlu SA, Senturk F, Karacorlu M, Uysal O
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Abstract PURPOSE: To determine macular sensitivity and fixation characteristics in patients with unilateral resolved central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) using fundus-related microperimetry. METHODS: We reviewed 15 eyes with resolved CSC and 15 normal healthy eyes that had undergone fundus-related microperimetry. The macular sensitivity was measured using the recently introduced fundus-related microperimeter, MP-1. The best-corrected visual acuity (VA) (BCVA), mean retinal sensitivity in the central 10 degrees (central microperimetry, cMP-1) and in the paracentral 10-20 degrees (paracentral microperimetry, pMP-1), and fixation stability and location were determined and compared with measurements in control eyes. RESULTS: BCVA at the time of this study was 20/20 in all the affected eyes, and fundus examination and optical coherence tomography findings revealed no serous detachment. Eyes with CSC showed statistically significantly lower cMP-1 sensitivity and lower, but not significantly, pMP-1 sensitivity than control eyes (P<0.001, P=0.11, respectively). Eyes with CSC were not significantly different from control eyes in fixation location (P=1.00) or fixation stability (P=0.91). Fixation location was predominantly central in all eyes with CSC; fixation was stable in 12 (80\%) and relatively unstable in 3 (20\%). CONCLUSION: Our study shows that eyes with resolved CSC can have lower retinal sensitivity in the central macula than control eyes, even after good VA has been obtained.
This article was published in Eye (Lond)
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology