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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 376-378

Central serous chorioretinopathy following intravenous steroid therapy for retrobulbar optic neuritis – “Treatment dilemma” – Case report and review of literature

1 Department of Retina and Vitreous, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Neurophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India

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Dr. Roshni Mohan
Department of Retina and Vitreous, Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry - 605 007
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_163_20

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The adverse reactions of high-dose exogenous steroid administration are well documented, and central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is one among them. Steroid-induced CSCR has a different clinical profile when compared to idiopathic CSCR and poses a unique clinical challenge, especially when encountered during the management of posterior-segment inflammation such as optic neuritis and posterior uveitis. The clinical course of steroid-induced CSCR is variable and is not dose dependent. Management options include observation, cessation of steroids when permissible, focal laser, photodynamic therapy, and switching to alternative immunosuppressive therapy. We describe a case of steroid-induced recurrent bilateral CSCR during the treatment of unilateral isolated retrobulbar neuritis in a young male, its clinical course, and management. Our case emphasizes the importance of obtaining prior informed consent explaining the possible side effects of high-dose steroid therapy, and documentation is very important for the management of these complex case scenarios.

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