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Clinical study shows male patients with central serous chorioretinopathy may have an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

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.