Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)?????????



WHAT?????

Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) is a condition in which a small pool of fluid accumulates under the macula. A defect in the normally water tight layer beneath the retina allows the leakage of fluid which then collects under the retina. This forms a blister-like elevation which alters the function of the retina, and typically becomes noticeable when central vision is affected. CSR most commonly occurs in males in their 30’s to 50’s. The cause of CSR is unknown, although in some patients it is associated with corticosteroid use, including inhalers or skin creams. CSR has been commonly associated with stress or “type A” personalities.

Symptoms
The symptoms of an eye affected by CSR are blurred vision, distortion, or a central grey or dark spot. Vision can range from 20/20 to 20/200. Color vision may also be affected.

I spent the day at a Retina specialist this afternoon with Mr. P, he has the CSR thingy....according to the physician most people don't even know when they have it and it usually clears itself up...Mr. P has all of the classic signs for a person having this problem, Type A personality, stressful job...I could go on and on!

The problem that we are facing is that based on all of the photos of his eyes this problem should have reversed it's self by now and where the pin sized hole is smack dab in the center of his retina ~ not a place that the surgeon wants to be lasering. He is hoping that it will go away on it's own. He is giving it six weeks unless his vision worsens, then he needs to call immediately.

Hunting season opens up this weekend and nothing is stopping him from getting out there :/ I may be going along for the walk as he is having a problem with depth perception too....UGHHHH!!!

I'll keep you posted, as for me. I am beat going to jump into my jammies and hit the hay!!

2 comments:

  1. Ohhhh... we are praying for Mr. P! That's not good. Like my dad used to say.... if it ain't one thing its the other.... Love you! Have a great rest of the week! xoxo

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  2. Girl, if it isn't one thing... it is another! We'll pray that the situation reverses and he will be fine without any surgery!

    Big hugs and hope you have a wonderful day!

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