DOI: 10.4103/jras.jras_173_23 ISSN: 2456-5601

Ayurveda holistic management of acute unilateral central serous chorioretinopathy with pigmentary epithelial detachment: A case report

Kapil Mehar, Vandana Garg, Rahul Bisht, Narayan Bavalatti, Manjusha Rajagopala
  • General Medicine


Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is characterized by localized serous detachment of neurosensory retina secondary to leakage of fluid from choriocapillaris, accumulating under the macula, with or without pigmented epithelial detachment. A 30-year-old male presented with complaints of sudden painless diminished vision and floaters in the right eye for 5 days. The patient had no previous history of any ocular disease and no significant systemic illness. The visual acuity as per LogMAR was 0.5 in the right eye and 0 in the left eye. The fundus examination showed round elevated detachment around the macula, which was confirmed by optical coherence tomography, showing neurosensory detachment due to serous fluid accumulation under the macula along with small pigmentary epithelial detachment. Management was done on an outpatient basis over 2.5 months, which included both internal and topical interventions along with Yoga therapy. The disease was resolved in 2.5 months with complete resolution of serous fluid. The visual acuity was brought back to normal, that is, LogMAR 0. CSCR cases can be successfully treated with an Ayurvedic holistic approach, and they respond better when treated at an early stage. These practices can be considered as an alternative.

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