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My 56 year old brother is suffering from Central Serous Retinopathy.OCT test has detected this.As this problem resolves on its own in 90% of the cases no medicine has been prescribed.After 6 months if the problem does not resolve then FFA Angiogram will be done and if necessary Laser/PDT may have to be done.During this 6 months periodic OCT may have to be done for checking the eye condition.
My Question is whether LASER/PDT can really help him in GAINING BACK VISION ACUITY and whether the Laser/PDT will leave any scar mark.Please help with your answer

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Dear Kalyan,
Most cases of CSR resolve in 3 months. If not resolved, then only after 3 months does one consider Argon laser treatment or PDT or some even consider anti VEGF injections.
What is best is usually decided by the protocols of the retinal surgeon you seek. Yes, monitoring is important during this period with the retinal specialist. Risk of doing the laser where one would fear scarring is only if the surgeon is not skilled, nature of disease, and  also if the area affected is close to the macula (sight giving area in the retina). Hence, to know answers to all this, it would be best to speak with the treating specialist.
In our centre in Mumbai, Dr Rahul Shroff would need to examine your brother to know what is best suited for him.
Hope this helps,
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Dr Anand Shroff
Shroff Eye Mumbai

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I am happy to answer any questions on eye care. My expertise is in Laser Eye surgery (LASIK, Epi LASIK), Multifocal Implants, Cataract, Glaucoma and procedures for Corneal abnormalities like Keratoconus - Corneal Collagen Crosslinking C3R

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OF LASIK, We are one of the first centres to use the wavefront guided LASIK or custom LASIK procedures and the only center in India using the most safest,accurate and fastest excimer laser in the world- 'The Wavelight Concerto, 500 Hz laser'. Doctors from various parts of the world train with me and few other experts in Germany each year on our wavefront procedures. Our centre is the first eye hospital to be awarded the highest certfication in healthcare- the Joint Commission International (JCI from USA) and is also the referral centre for our Wavelight Laser Technologies, Germany in India. We have treated patients from 89 countries and this list keeps growing as more and more patients are getting increasingly aware of the benefits of treatment with advanced technology in laser eye surgery.

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ASCRS [American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery]certified by USA- Joint Commission International

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MD Ophthalmology and FICS [Fellow of the International College of Surgeons]

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please see http://www.shroffeye.org and www.lasikindia.in

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