Birdshot chorioretinopathy (Birdshot Uveitis)

Birdshot chorioretinopathy (Birdshot Uveitis)


Birdshot Uveitis is a rare form of bilateral posterior uveitis (inflammation of the uvea) affecting both eyes.


Birdshot uveitis may manifest from mild symptoms to a significant decline in vision, the appearance of small specks in one’s line of sight), night blindness, and other vision problems.


The cause of birdshot uveitis is currently unknown, it is believed to be an autoimmune disease. Symptoms typically begin around middle age; it seems that people of European descent could be affected more than other ethnicities.



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Last Updated on 14 July 2021