Shallow Anterior Chamber in a Severe Case of Unilateral Acute Central Serous Retinal Detachment

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Colakoglu A., Cosar B.

Case Reports in Ophthalmology, vol.8, no.2, pp.326-333, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000477158
  • Journal Name: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
  • Page Numbers: pp.326-333
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Atypical serous chorioretinopathy can present with symptoms similar to those of other pachychoroid diseases; however, a proper differential diagnosis will prevent unnecessary intensive treatments. To this end, we report on the shallowness of anterior chamber and transitory anterior vitreous cells in a patient with atypical severe serous retinal detachment. Case Presentation: A 42-year-old woman presented with unilateral visual loss accompanied by mild, vague eye pain for 4 days. Spectral-domain OCT scans of the left eye showed macular and peripapillary serous detachment. Optical biometry showed the clinically significant shallow anterior chamber. Conclusions: Severe central serous chorioretinopathy can show up in an atypical fashion with macular, extramacular, juxtapapillary serous detachments, temporary existence of anterior vitreous cells, clinically detectable decreased anterior chamber depth, and mild eye pain of short duration. (C) 2017 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel