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Delayed recovery of the optical Stiles–Crawford effect in a case of central serous chorioretinopathy
  1. M J Kanis1,
  2. D van Norren2
  1. 1
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Ophthalmology, AZU E03.136, P.O. Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
  2. 2
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  1. M J Kanis, University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Ophthalmology, AZU E03.136, P.O. Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands; M.J.Kanis{at}umcutrecht.nl

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We describe the 1-year follow-up of a 35-year-old white woman who presented with acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) affecting her left eye. We evaluated best corrected visual acuity, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical Stiles–Crawford effect. Visual acuity had recovered 7 weeks after onset. Subretinal fluid had disappeared on OCT after 32 weeks, but OSC effect was only within normal limits after more than a year. This points to delayed recovery of the foveal cone photoreceptor directionality in CSC. Thus CSC has a more profound effect on foveal cones than shown with common diagnostic techniques.

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A 35-year-old woman with recently diagnosed central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) of her left eye participated in a study on the optical Stiles–Crawford effect (SCE) in this well known pathology. Two weeks earlier she had …

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  • Competing interests: The authors have no competing interests to declare.

  • Funding: This work is supported by the Dr F P Fischer Foundation. The Dr F P Fischer Foundation had no involvement in the design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of this report; or in the decision to submit this report for publication.

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