The way of living and working today is very often associated with constant or chronic exposure to stressful situations through changes in vision and other health consequences. Although another area of ​​medicine deals with stress, it is often associated with a number of health consequences, for which unfortunately no other cause can be found. Many people know that stress greatly affects the occurrence of cardiovascular disease, acne, psoriasis, chronic gastritis, and to some extent the occurrence of malignant diseases.

The most common eye disease that is directly related to chronic stress is central serous retinopathy or as it is also called “disease of young and healthy people”, usually male. It is characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the part of the retina where the center of clear vision or yellow spots is located.


  • Abrupt image distortion
  • Reduce, dim the image
  • Shadow in the central part of the visual field

These symptoms cause problems with daily activities such as reading, computer work, and often driving.


The diagnosis of central serous retinopathy is made on an ophthalmological examination and with the help of OCT (optical coherence tomography) imaging which additionally enables accurate monitoring of the condition or the amount of accumulated fluid in the center for a clear view of the retina.

Treatment of stress changes caused by stress

Fortunately, the disease usually passes spontaneously and leaves no consequences. However, it is important to monitor because in some people it can turn into a chronic form that can leave lasting consequences after visual acuity. When necessary, the ophthalmologist prescribes therapy with drops, diuretics, circulating tablets, tranquilizers or indicates the use of laser retinal treatment. A number of clinical studies are still ongoing to try to find an effective cure for central serous retinopathy, and the use of injections that are applied to the eye and lead to reduced vascular permeability is also being investigated. Despite advances in medicine and success in treating stress-related illnesses, it is still better to listen to the old adage “Better to prevent than to cure” and try to ignore all the causes of stress that we cannot influence.