I've been going through this for the second time now and wanted to bring it back to people's attention as most threads are a few years old.
It's quite prevalent in pilots because apparently we get stressed. I'm pretty laid back so was quite surprised when my doc told me this. Then I appraised my life and realised that buying a house, starting a small business, working hard at the gym and a few other things probably meant that I was working too hard. That was in 2005.
Now I've been off flying for five months. I had Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) after four months but I got the shock of my life when my eyesight didn't return to completely what it was before. Prior to getting it again I was corrected to 6/5. Now, seven weeks after PDT I can just 6/9 and the prognosis is that it won't improve beyond that. I find out in the next few days if a new prescription will sort it out; or whether there is either another seperate leak that they didn't find the first time; or whether this is farewell to the aviation game!
PDT is photodynamic therapy. Light reactive dye into the blood and a 'cold' l@ser on the leak. It's supposedly much better than a hot l@ser in that there is not other tissue damaged and significantly reduced risk of a blind spot. Painless apart from having a lens on your eyeball for 83 seconds or however long it is.
This is one of the better web sites I've found on both CSR and PDT.
Hope none of you have to deal with it but enjoy the time off with your family if you do! It's been a wonderful 'holiday' apart from the stress of not knowing if I'll go back to work.
I did find it ironic when the doc told me to relax and take it easy and enjoy life and my response was 'you tell me I can't do my job, can't fly, can't earn my normal wage but you want me to relax and not stress?'