Idiopathic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (ICSC)

Statistics and Associations

  • Leakage of fluid leading to a blister in the subretinal space
  • Commonly associated with type A personality and recent stress
  • Most common in males (10:1), more common in whites (rare in blacks)
  • 45% recurrence rate within one year
  • 5% develop new blood vessel growth under the retina (SRNVM)
  • 95% end up with vision better than 20/40


  • Amsler grid for daily monitoring
  • No treatment necessary (usually resolves within 3 months)