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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 372-374

Unilateral central serous chorioretinopathy in a pregnant Nigerian woman

Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

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Bolutife A Olusanya
Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.170380

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Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is an idiopathic condition characterized by serous detachment of the neurosensory retina in the macular region. It is relatively uncommon in Africans and though pregnancy is a known risk factor, there are no previous reports of CSCR in pregnant African women. We report the case of a 35-year-old pregnant woman who presented to our clinic at gestational age of 29 weeks with a 4 months history of blurring of vision in her left eye. Examination revealed visual acuity of 6/4 on the right eye and 6/9 on the left eye. She had normal anterior segments bilaterally and a normal posterior segment on the right. However, she had left macular edema with exudates. There was no significant refractive error. Her blood pressure was normal. Investigations including electrolytes and urea, urinalysis, and blood sugar profile were all normal. She was managed conservatively, and symptoms resolved 2 weeks prior to delivery. This is a case report of CSCR in a pregnant Nigerian woman with spontaneous resolution of symptoms prior to delivery. Pregnant women should be educated about the possibility of visual problems accompanying pregnancy.

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