Stress Related Disorders

  • Patients in their 40’s often present for their first visual exam in decades with typical symptoms of early presbyopia.
  • A routine exam may reveal abnormal retinal findings that the patient was unaware of and defy immediate diagnosis. Additional tests and an expanded history may lead to a diagnosis and prognosis.
  • This week’s case is about a 46-year-old white male who, when probed, revealed a history dating back 13 years of a very stressful situation that likely resulted in central serous chorioretinopathy.
  • SD OCT, fundus autofluorescence and widefield imaging, all obtained with the SPECTRALlS, explained both his 20/20+ VA in spite of the widespread nature of the condition.