|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 632
Inverse smokestack leak in central serous chorioretinopathy
Goudappa Patil, Vinod Kumar
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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|How to cite this article:|
Patil G, Kumar V. Inverse smokestack leak in central serous chorioretinopathy. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:632
A 30-year-old nonsmoker, otherwise healthy male presented with central serous chorioretinopathy which he had been having for 6 months. The best-corrected visual acuity was 20/60 in the left eye. The patient underwent fundus fluorescein angiography, which showed an inverse smokestack leak [Figure 1]a, [Figure 1]b, [Figure 1]c, [Figure 1]d, [Figure 1]e, [Figure 1]f. Optical coherence tomography showed retinal pigment epithelium detachment in the area of leak and shallow neurosensory detachment along with subretinal fibrin in the foveal area [Figure 1]g. Absence of neurosensory detachment (NSD) superior to the point of leak and subretinal fibrin could have contributed toward this striking inverse smokestack leak.
|Figure 1: Inverse smoke-stack leak on fluorescein angiograms (a-f) in a patient with central serous chorioretinopathy and corresponding OCT scan (g).|
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