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Correlations among various functional and morphological tests in resolved central serous chorioretinopathy
  1. Seong-Woo Kim,
  2. Jaeryung Oh,
  3. Kuhl Huh
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Jaeryung Oh, Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, 126-1 Anam-dong-5-ga, Sungbuk-gu, Seoul 136-705, Korea; ojr4991{at}


Aims To find the explanatory parameters for best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and microperimetry (MP) in resolved central serous chorioretinopathy.

Methods Thirty-three eyes from 33 patients were analysed retrospectively. BCVA and MP were correlated with parameters from various functional and morphological tests. The mean MP sensitivities at fovea 2° and 4°, retinal thickness and degree of defect at the photoreceptor inner and outer segment junction (IS/OS) of the spectral domain-optical coherent tomography image, normalised coefficient of variation of grey scale at the fovea in the short wavelength and near infrared fundus autofluorescence image, P1 amplitude and latency, and N1 amplitude and latency of multifocal electroretinography at ring 1 (R1) were measured. Spearman correlations and multiple linear regression analysis were used for analysis of correlation between functional and morphological characteristics.

Results The mean BCVA was 0.19±0.23 (logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR)). The mean MP at 2° was 12.79±4.47 dB. BCVA correlated with MP at 2° (ρ=−0.491, p=0.004) and had a significant association with the IS/OS defect and centre point thickness (CPT) (BCVA=0.413+0.314×IS/OS defect–0.002×CPT; p<0.001, R=0.739, R2=0.546). Retinal sensitivity measured by MP at the fovea (2°) had a significant association with the IS/OS defect and N1 latency at R1 (MP at 2°=19.350–9.116×IS/OS defect –0.324×N1 latency at R1; p<0.001, R=0.804, R2=0.647).

Conclusions The visual function of eyes with resolved central serous chorioretinopathy was suboptimal and was better explained when various parameters showing retinal status were combined and interpreted together.

  • Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • optical coherence tomography
  • microperimetry
  • fundus autofluorescence
  • multifocal electroretinography
  • retina
  • macula
  • imaging

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  • This study was presented as a poster at the ISCEV XLVIII Symposium, 5–10 November 2010, Fremantle, Perth, Australia.

  • Funding This study was supported by a grant of the Korean Health Technology R&D Project, Ministry for Health, Welfare & Family Affairs, Republic of Korea (A102024).

  • Competing interests None (none of the authors have any proprietary interest in any of the devices or materials used in this study).

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Korea University Medical Center Institutional Review Board, Seoul, Korea (AS 10104). All research and data collection followed the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.