Men are more likely to develop central serous choroidopathy than women, particularly in their 30s to 50s. Stress is a major risk factor. Some studies suggest that people with aggressive, "type A" personalities who are under a lot of stress may be more likely to develop central serous retinopathy.
Other factors that may increase your risk for central serous choroidopathy are:
- Use of steroids (by mouth, through a vein or even inhaled)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
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