Factors affecting the visual outcome in acute central serous chorioretinopathy

Qamar Ul Islam, Muhammad Farooq Asad Farooq, Mohammad Asim Mehboob


Objective: To determine the visual outcome in patients with acute Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) and to analyze the association of clinical, angiographic and tomographic factors with final visual outcome in Pakistani population.

Methods: This study was conducted at AFIO Rawalpindi and PNS Shifa Naval hospital Karachi from November 2011 to August 2016. Fifty five eyes of 53 patients with acute CSCR were included. All patients underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination including SD OCT imaging at baseline, One month and three month and FFA was performed at baseline. Primary outcome measures were measurement of initial and final BCVA and CFT. SPSS 13.0 was used for the analysis of data.

Results: Mean age of study population was 36.66 ± 6.24 years. On OCT mean CFT  at baseline was 467.49 ± 144.80 µm in affected eye, whereas  mean CFT  measurements at final follow up  was 244.67 ± 32.99 µm (p <0.01). Presenting mean log MAR BCVA was 0.47 ± 0.25 and final mean log MAR BCVA was 0.18 ± 0.14 (p <0.01). Baseline BCVA showed statistically significant association with final BCVA (p=0.03).

Conclusion: Presenting VA of 6/12 or better is associated with favorable visual outcome in patients with acute CSCR.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.331.11664

How to cite this:Islam QU, Farooq  MA, Mehboob MA. Factors affecting the visual outcome in acute central serous chorioretinopathy. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(1):3-7.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.331.11664

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