Risk factors for central serous chorioretinopathy Review article

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Maciej Gawęcki


Central serous chorioretinopathy is a well-described ocular disorder affecting primarily young individuals. As chronic forms of central serous chorioretinopathy are often leading to significant visual impairment, potential risk factors for its development are constantly analyzed in numerous studies. Review of available research shows that predominant risk factors for central serous chorioretinopathy include male gender, steroid intake, pregnancy, Cushing syndrome, chronic or acute stress, maladaptive personal traits, and increased choroidal thickness. Other factors, such as hypertension, gastric ulcer and reflux or genetic predispositions probably increase the risk of central serous chorioretinopathy onset, but its quantification remains the question of debate.


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Gawęcki M. Risk factors for central serous chorioretinopathy. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2023Mar.31 [cited 2024Jul.17];10(1):34-1. Available from: https://www.journalsmededu.pl/index.php/ophthatherapy/article/view/2743
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