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Factors associated with reduced visual acuity during long-term follow-up of patients with idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy.
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PMID:  11884873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate factors associated with reduced visual acuity during long-term follow-up of patients with idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (ICSC). METHODS: Retrospective consecutive case series that included patients with ICSC who were younger than 50 years of age at the time of initial examination and were followed up for > or =3 years. RESULTS: The mean follow-up for 101 involved eyes of 61 patients was 9.8 years (median, 8.0 years). Eyes were stratified into two groups based on visual acuity at the final examination: Group 1, visual acuity of 2040 or better; and Group 2, visual acuity of worse than 2040. Findings identified as potential risk factors for reduced vision at the final follow-up examinations for Group 1 versus Group 2 included the following: macular retinal pigment epithelium atrophy (90.8% versus 96.0%, respectively; P = 0.68); persistent pigment epithelial detachment or persistent subretinal fluid (5.3% versus 28.0%, respectively; P = 0.004); recurrences (39.5% versus 68.0%, respectively; P = 0.020); laser treatment (28.9% versus 32.0%, respectively; P = 0.80); and submacular choroidal neovascularization (0.0 versus 8.0%, respectively; P = 0.059). CONCLUSIONS: Factors associated with reduced visual acuity during long-term follow-up of patients with ICSC included persistent pigment epithelial detachment and/or subretinal fluid, recurrences, and submacular choroidal neovascularization.
Roy H Loo; Ingrid U Scott; Harry W Flynn; J Donald M Gass; Timothy G Murray; Mary Lou Lewis; Phillip J Rosenfeld; William E Smiddy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0275-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-08     Completed Date:  2002-04-02     Revised Date:  2006-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309919     Medline TA:  Retina     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Choroid Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Exudates and Transudates
Fluorescein Angiography
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pigment Epithelium of Eye / pathology
Retinal Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Vision Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology*
Visual Acuity*

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