Central serous chorioretinopathy in pregnacy: A report of two cases

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Abstract

Purpose

Pregnancy has been implicated in the pathogenesis of central serous corioretinopathy, along with stress, steroids, Cushing’s syndrome, systemic hypertension and lupus erythematosus.We present two cases of central serous corioretinopahty (CSC) during otherwise healthy pregnancies.

Methods

Two patients that developed CSC during pregnancy are studied. Ophthalmological findings including visual acuity, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, fundus examination, fundus photography and optical coherence tomography are presented. Patients were re-evaluated six months after delivery.

Results

Both patients had spontaneous resolution of CSC after delivery.

Conclusion

CSC is a benign, self-limited disease that can present with or without white retinal exudates. Elevated levels of glucocorticoids, present during pregnancy, can contribute to the pathogenesis of this entity.

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