Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Diagnosis
Written By: Daniel Porter
Sep. 01, 2017
Your ophthalmologist dilates (widens) your eye with dilating eye drops to look at your retina.
He or she will then take special photographs of your eye. During fluorescein angiography, a dye is injected into a vein in your arm. The dye travels throughout the body, including your eyes. Your doctor takes photographs of your eye as the dye passes through the retinal blood vessels. The orange dye will show abnormal areas in your eye. This can help find areas with central serous chorioretinopathy.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) also helps your doctor look at the retina. A machine scans the back of the eye and provides detailed three-dimensional pictures of the retina. This helps measure retinal thickness and find swelling of the retina.