Central serous retinopathy (choroidopathy) in pilots

M. Gross, P. Froom, Y. Tendler, M. Mishori, J. Ribak

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The clinical charts of pilots in the Israeli Airforce were reviewed retrospectively for evidence of central serous retinopathy (CSR). There were 14 pilots with documented CSR identified, with an incidence of 1.3 per 1000 per year. Of 6 pilots who had recurrent attacks, 5 had a decrease of visual acuity during the initial attack to at least 20/30 in the affected eye. On the other hand, in those with visual acuity no worse than 20/25, only 1 of 7 had recurrent attacks (p < 0.05). We conclude that CSR is a common condition in pilots, and that visual acuity during the initial attack can predict those who will have recurrent disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-458
Number of pages2
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986


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