Obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk for central serous chorioretinopathy in both men and women, according to a study published in American Journal of Ophthalmology.

“Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a disorder characterized by the formation of a localized neurosensory retinal detachment caused by leakage of uid at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium,” Carolyn K. Pan, MD, of the Byers Eye Institute, and colleagues wrote. “The pathophysiology of CSC remains poorly understood despite advances in imaging techniques and numerous studies of the disease. … OSA has been identied as a possible risk factor for the development of CSC, but the extent of this association is not fully understood.”

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