A population-based retrospective cohort and case control study using longitudinal data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database has suggested that male patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) had a significantly higher rate of coronary heart disease (CHD) than those without CSCR. The findings indicate that CSCR may represent a potential risk factor for CHD in men and may therefore provide an opportunity for clinicians to educate at risk populations for CHD. CSCR is often a temporary visual impairment characterised by leakage of fluid under the retina occurring mostly in middle-age male patients. The condition typically presents as a serous neurosensory detachment at the posterior pole and indocyanine green angiography shows that patients with CSCR have delayed choroidal filling.
Clinical study shows male patients with central serous chorioretinopathy may have an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
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