Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Following LASIK for Hyperopia

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To report a case of central serous chorioretinopathy after unilateral LASIK for hyperopia.


A 50-year-old Chinese man underwent unilateral hyperopic LASIK in the right eye. One week postoperatively, he complained of poor vision. The working diagnosis 5 weeks postoperatively was hyperopic refractive surprise. Visual quality worsened over 5 months at which time a dilated fundus examination revealed central serous chorioretinopathy.


Focal argon laser was performed, and visual acuity subsequently improved.


Dilated fundus examination is helpful in revealing subtle retinal pathology that may be the cause of unexplained poor visual acuity following refractive surgery.

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