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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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To describe a case of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) associated with narcolepsy.
Interventional case report.
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.
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.
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