Is there a role for general medical services in managing CSR ?
We find that its very helpful to involve general medical services in helping to manage a patient with CSR. This is especially the case when there are confounding factors that may be linked with the development of CSR. Patients who are using any form of corticosteroid -even for ailments like eczema or asthma may find that reducing or eliminating the amount of steroid used could be integral to managing the CSR episode and beyond.
We have also found – anecdotal cases of some positive impact on CSR with anxiety reduction measures -whether they be holistic therapies or medical therapies.
We feel its imperative to involve general medical services in order to maximise the impact of any specific eye treatments such as LASER or Photodynamic therapy.