Central serous chorioretinopathy
Laser treatment for retinal stress
Burnout disease is treatable.
Central serous chorioretinopathy is an eye disease which primarily affects middle-aged people. It involves the collection of fluid under the retina. If this does not revert spontaneously, visual disturbances occur. The illness will then require treatment.
Treatment Treatment may be provided as a supportive measure in addition to stress reduction. Drug therapy is introduced initially. If it doesn’t work or in the case of a chronic course, the ophthalmologist may revert to laser treatment.
Symptoms A "gray" patch, distorted or blurred vision on one side, changes in the perception of colors and contrast.
Risk factors Emotional or physical stress, taking cortisone, depression.
Technical terms Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR), also known as central serous retinopathy. From the Greek: pathos = suffering and Latin serum = blood fluid. In everyday life, people also talk about "burnout disease".