Who Is At Risk for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy?
Written By: Daniel Porter
Sep. 01, 2017
Men in their 30s to 50s are more likely to develop central serous chorioretinopathy than women. Stress is a major risk factor. People under a lot of stress may be more likely to develop central serous chorioretinopathy.
Other risk factors for central serous chorioretinopathy are:
- use of steroids (by mouth, through a vein or even inhaled)
- helicobacter pylori infection (a type of bacteria that can infect the stomach)
- autoimmune disease (when the body attacks its own tissues)
- sleep disturbances like insomnia (having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep)
- type A behavior (aggressive and competitive behavior)
- hypertension (high blood pressure)