Internal drainage for chronic macula-involving serous retinal detachment in idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy

Vishak J. John, Efrem D. Mandelcorn, Thomas A. Albini

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Conventional treatment of idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (ICSC) consists of argon laser, photodynamic therapy, or observation. However, in cases of atypical bullous ICSC with exudative detachment preventing any laser therapy, a surgical approach with external drainage of fluid has been performed. We present a case of ICSC with persistent macula involving exudative retinal detachment without evidence of uveitis that responded favorably to internal drainage by vitrectomy along with a scleral buckle placement. Our case, treated with internal drainage, also demonstrated successful long-term reattachment of the serous retinal detachment without any additional complications from the surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2014



  • Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • ICSC
  • Serous retinal detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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