A case of central serous chorioretinopathy associated with use of deer antler spray supplement
Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
This case report describes central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) in a healthy man associated with the use of deer antler spray, an athletic supplement purported to contain insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). The CSC resolved after cessation of the supplement. Currently, there are no reports in the literature linking IGF-1 and CSC. We conclude that agents containing IGF-1, such as deer antler supplements, may be correlated with the development of CSC.
Wong, S., Morrison-Reyes, J., & Smithen, L. (2014). A case of central serous chorioretinopathy associated with use of deer antler spray supplement. Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina, 45 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/23258160-20140505-03