Unintentional secondary exogenous corticosteroid exposure and central serous chorioretinopathy

S. Thinda, K. Lam, Susanna Soon Chun Park

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe a possible association between unintentional secondary exogenous corticosteroid exposure and central serous chorioretinpathy (CSCR).

METHODS: A retrospective review of three patients diagnosed with CSCR in one or both eyes and a history of possible unintentional secondary corticosteroid exposure. Clinical history, exam findings, optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, and clinical course were reviewed.

RESULTS: Three patients, who did not use corticosteroids, reported suspected unintentional secondary corticosteroid exposure from living with family members or partners using dermatologic corticosteroid cream and/or inhalers frequently. Two of the three patients had a history of recurrent CSCR, one patient involving both eyes. After taking precautions to avoid secondary corticosteroid exposure, all three patients had complete resolution of CSCR without further recurrence during follow-up ranging from 2 to 4 years.

CONCLUSIONS: Patients with CSCR should be queried for both primary and possible unintentional secondary routes of corticosteroid exposure, which may contribute to this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-579
Number of pages3
JournalEye (London, England)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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