Central serous chorioretinopathy associated with narcolepsy

Joan T. Kim, Philip S. Eichling, Mingwu Wang

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe a case of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) associated with narcolepsy. Methods: Case report. Results: A 34-year-old man was followed for persistent CSC in his left eye for more than 11 months. He did not have any known risk factors for CSC, including obstructive sleep apnea. However, he experienced disrupted sleep because of narcolepsy, which was inadequately treated. After 2 weeks of adequate treatment for his narcolepsy, fundus examination and optic coherence tomography demonstrated complete resolution of his CSC. Conclusion: As this case report suggests, overactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal axis and sympathetic nervous system, seen with disrupted and poor quality sleep, may contribute to the development of CSC. Risk factors for CSC should include sleep disorders that can lead to chronic sleep deprivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
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Keywords

  • Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep disorders

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Central serous chorioretinopathy associated with narcolepsy. / Kim, Joan T.; Eichling, Philip S.; Wang, Mingwu.

In: Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, Vol. 5, No. 4, 09.2011, p. 302-305.

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Kim, Joan T. ; Eichling, Philip S. ; Wang, Mingwu. / Central serous chorioretinopathy associated with narcolepsy. In: Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 302-305.
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