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Multimodal imaging for the diagnosis of an atypical case of central serous chorioretinopathy

By Rim Kahloun, Amel Chebbi, Sofiene Ben Amor, Imen Ksiaa, Leila Nacef and Moncef Khairallah


We report a case of a 52-year-old woman presented with atypical central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) that had been misdiagnosed as posterior uveitis and treated with systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive therapy, with subsequent severe chorioretinal damage. Diagnosis was straightened through multimodal imaging. Anatomical improvement was achieved after discontinuation of corticosteroids and intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. However, visual acuity remained severely impaired in one eye. Failure to differentiate atypical CSCR from inflammatory chorioretinal diseases may lead to severe and irreversible visual impairment. Multimodal imaging helps recognition of the atypical presentations of CSCR, avoiding misdiagnosis and inappropriate management

Topics: Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, Corticosteroids, Multimodal Imaging, Prognosis, Uveitis, Ophthalmology, RE1-994, Medicine, R
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.4103/0974-9233.142279
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