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Increased risk of coronary heart disease in male patients with central serous chorioretinopathy: results of a population-based cohort study
  1. Carrie Huisingh1,
  2. Gerald McGwin1,2
  1. 1 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  2. 2 Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gerald McGwin, Departments of Epidemiology and Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 609 Eye Foundation Hospital, 1720 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA; mcgwin{at}

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In the recent article published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Chen et al 1 investigated whether patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) have an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The authors conclude that those with CSCR (specifically males) had a higher rate of developing CHD than those without CSCR. However, in our opinion, …

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  • Contributors GM contributed to the conception of the letter and final approval of the version to be published. CH and GM contributed in drafting and revising the letter critically for important intellectual content. No other people were involved in this work.

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