If your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) thinks you have central serous retinopathy, he or she will dilate (widen) your eye with dilating eye drops to examine your retina.
To confirm that you have central serous retinopathy, your Eye M.D. will take special photographs of your eye using fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT).
During fluorescein angiography, a fluorescein dye is injected into a vein in your arm. The dye travels throughout the body, including your eyes. Photographs are taken of your eye as the dye passes through the retinal blood vessels. Abnormal areas will be highlighted by the dye, showing your doctor whether you have central serous retinopathy.
OCT scanning is an imaging technique that creates a cross-section picture of your retina, which helps to measure retinal thickness and detect swelling of the retina.
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