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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-82

Chronic alcoholism and central serous chorioretinopathy


Department of Ophthalmology, K.G.M.U, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vishal Katiyar
Department of Ophthalmology, K.G.M.U, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - 226 003
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2347-5617.158225

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A 36-year-old alcoholic male suffered from central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Morning serum cortisol was 293.3 ng/ml (normal range: 50-250 ng/ml), which was elevated. After 1-week of treatment with mineralo-corticoid antagonist eplerenone at 25 mg/day, patients witnessed visual acuity in the left eye increased to 6/12, which corroborated with optical coherence tomography showing substantial decrease of sub-retinal fluid. It is first documented case of CSCR associated with chronic use of alcohol that exhibited response to mineralo-corticoid antagonist eplerenone. In this study, though the exact role of alcohol intake in the pathogenesis could not be established, a disturbed the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as a connecting link between the two conditions are observed. This will pave the way for larger, controlled studies directed to establish an association between alcohol intake and CSCR.


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