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April 1974

Experience With Nontreatment of Central Serous Choroidopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Gundersen Eye Clinic, Boston University Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Boston. Dr. Klein is now at the University of Illinois Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(4):247-250. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060257001

Data are presented from 27 patients (34 eyes) with central serous choroidopathy who were followed up for an average of 23 months without therapeutic intervention. The detachment completely resolved in all cases. The average duration of detachment was three months. In all eyes, the visual acuity returned to 20/40 or better, and in all but two eyes, the final visual acuity was 20/30 or better. Central serous choroidopathy is essentially a benign and self-limited disorder, and treatment by photocoagulation is seldom needed.

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