A central hyporeflective subretinal lucency correlates with a region of focal leakage on fluorescein angiography in eyes with central serous chorioretinopathy

Nicolas A. Yannuzzi, Sarah Mrejen, Vittorio Capuano, K. V. Bhavsar, Giuseppe Querques, K. Bailey Freund

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Background and Objective: To correlate the appearance of a hyporeflective lucency on spectraldomain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with a focal leak on fluorescein angiography (FA) in eyes with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). Patients and Methods: Multimodal imaging of 18 patients with CSC who had hyperreflective fibrin surrounding a hyporeflective lucency on SD-OCT was analyzed to investigate any potential correlation with an active leak on FA. The lucent area was evaluated using en face imaging and followed for resolution of the active leak. Results: High-resolution SD-OCT images of the lucency were found to correlate with the active leak. In certain cases, the lucent area could be visualized as communicating with a defect in a pigment epithelial detachment. En face imaging of the lucency revealed a smoke-stack appearance, and resolution of the leak correlated with the disappearance of the lucency on SD-OCT. Conclusion: Visualization of a lucency within surrounding fibrin may suggest an active leak. En face imaging of the lucency may provide insight into the pathophysiology of the smoke-stack leak on FA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)832-836
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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