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Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;251(3):677-80. doi: 10.1007/s00417-012-2075-8. Epub 2012 Jun 21.

Serum cortisol and testosterone levels in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey. ha_tufan@hotmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To investigate the potential role of serum cortisol and testosterone levels in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC).

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Serum cortisol and testosterone levels of six male patients with chronic CSC were evaluated by chemiluminescent immunassay. Hormone levels were compared with the normal reference values of healthy people.

RESULTS:

All patients were male, and the median age was 48 years (range: 42-54). The median duration of visual disturbance at presentation was 23 months (range: 12-48). Median 8:00 a.m. serum cortisol level was 11.6 μg/dl (min. 4.74, max. 18.3) and the cortisol levels were within the normal range in five of the six patients. All patients had normal serum testosterone levels, with a median value of 549.5 ng/ml (min. 246, max. 794).

CONCLUSION:

Serum cortisol and testosterone levels were within normal ranges and in patients with chronic CSC. The association between these hormones and chronic CSC might be weak.

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