Birdshot chorioretinopathy/birdshot uveitis

 

Overview

A rare form of posterior uveitis that affects the retina and choroid of the eye. Researchers are still determining if the condition has an autoimmune etiology or if it is triggered by a pathogen.

Common Symptoms

Floaters (specs appearing in the line of vision), flashes, inability to see well at night (night blindness), and blurry or hazy vision.

Coexisting Diseases and Conditions

At this point, researchers have yet to discover other conditions that coexist consistently with birdshot uveitis.

Risk Factors and Prevalence

Birdshot uveitis is more common among Caucasians. Additionally, the disease tends to occur between the ages of 30-60.

Sources

  1. Article Sources and Footnotes
    1. Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy. (n.d.). Uveitis.Org | OIUF. Retrieved July 15, 2021, from https://uveitis.org/patient_articles/birdshot-retinochoroidopathy/

    2. Menezo, V., & Taylor, S. R. (2014). Birdshot uveitis: Current and emerging treatment options. Clinical Ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 8, 73–81. https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S54832

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