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[Treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists].

A new interesting article has been published in Ophthalmologe. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s00347-018-0785-y. English Abstract; Review and titled:

[Treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists].

Authors of this article are:
Cakir B Agostini H Lange C.

A summary of the article is shown below:
BACKGROUND: Over 3 years have passed since the last publication on the therapeutic principle “Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists as treatment option for acute and chronic central serous chorioretinopathy” by Maier et al., and numerous new studies have been published on the topic. The aim of this work is to provide an update on the current literature and reevaluate the role of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in the treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC).METHODS AND RESULTS: A computer-based literature search in PubMed yielded a total of 20 relevant articles published from 2013 to 2017, which were evaluated in terms of the effect of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in CSC treatment. Due to study protocol variability with different primary endpoints and follow-up periods, an in-depth comparison of the selected studies could not be performed. Moreover, the small study populations further limit their validity in this per se heterogeneous disease spectrum. Despite these limitations, current data indicate that aldosterone antagonists are effective in decreasing subretinal fluid and improving visual acuity in patients with CSC. The selective aldosterone antagonist eplerenone with a low side effect profile is a treatment option in patients with non-resolving CSC.CONCLUSION: Prospective, randomized studies with uniform disease definition and study criteria are necessary to validate the therapeutic effect and to determine the ideal time of intervention and treatment duration.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as: Central serous chorioretinopathy;Choroid;Choroid diseases;Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists;Vision disorders.

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