April 2010
Volume 51, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2010
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Associated With Narcolepsy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • J. T. Kim
    Ophthalmology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • M. Wang
    Ophthalmology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
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    Commercial Relationships  J.T. Kim, None; M. Wang, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2010, Vol.51, 1346. doi:
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      J. T. Kim, M. Wang; Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Associated With Narcolepsy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):1346.

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Purpose: : To describe a case of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) associated with narcolepsy.

Methods: : Interventional case report.

Results: : A 34 year-old male was followed for persistent CSC in his left eye for over 9 months. He did not have any known risk factors for CSC, including obstructive sleep apnea. However, he had disrupted sleep from narcolepsy, which was inadequately treated. Two weeks after adequate treatment for narcolepsy, he had complete resolution of his CSC on fundus examination and by optical coherence tomography.

Conclusions: : Overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system observed in disrupted and poor quality sleep contributes to the development of CSC. Risk factors for CSC should include sleep disorders in general.

Keywords: retinal detachment • macula/fovea • stress response 

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