Central Serous Retinopathy in a Post COVID-19 Asymptomatic Healthcare Worker at a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Unique Case Report
Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal,
Aim: Early detection and management of stress-related Central Serous Retinopathy caused due to COVID-19.
Background: CSR has been associated with stress and is usually self-resolving. COVID-19 is known to induce psychological stress and its effects are many, one of them may be CSR. The importance of understanding the psychological impact of the disease, its consequences, and the counseling of even asymptomatic patients to ensure stress reduction needs to be understood by the treating physician.
Case Report and Discussion: We report the first case of CSR associated with COVID-19 related stress in an asymptomatic health care worker and the follow-up and treatment plan for this case. It has been shown that unfavourable psychic factors influence endogenous hormonal secretion which in turn increases the levels of corticosteroids and catecholamines which have been found to induce CSR.
Conclusion: This study highlights the importance of understanding the psychological effect of the pandemic and recognising this and early treatment will reduce the ill effects of the stress induced by COVID-19.
- central serous retinopathy
- asymptomatic patient
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