Review

Serous Macular Detachments

10.4274/tjo.42.03164

  • Hakan Özdemir
  • Murat Karaçorlu
  • Serra Arf
  • Fevzi Sentürk

Received Date: 31.05.2011 Accepted Date: 03.10.2011 Turk J Ophthalmol 2012;42(2):146-149

Serous macular detachment has only recently been recognized to occur in a significant number of eyes with macular pathology including diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, Behçet disease, Irvine-Gass syndrome and pars planitis. These serous retinal detachments associated with retinal vascular leakage are not suspected clinically or angiographically but can be diagnosed with optical coherence tomography (OCT) beneath the edematous neurosensory retina. The detection of shallow foveal detachment may be helpful in better understanding the pathogenesis of these disorders. In addition, the detection of serous macular detachment may also help to better guide and assess the results of therapy in the future. (Turk J Ophthalmol 2012; 42: 146-9)

Keywords: Serous macular detachment, optical coherence tomography, cystoid macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, Behçet disease, Irvine-Gass syndrome, pars planitis

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