Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy (BR)

Condition

Birdshot retinochoroidopathy is a rare, inflammatory condition of the retina and choroids that causes poor vision, night blindness, and disturbance of color vision. It is a chronic disease that flares up and then goes into remission. Although some people with this condition eventually lose their vision, others maintain or recover good vision.

Middle Aged Business Woman

Risk Factors

Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy usually occurs in Caucasian women over the age of 40.

Prevalence

Extremely rare Symptoms Fluorescein angiography, a test for evaluating the retina and choroid, detects Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy’s characteristic cream-colored spots, similar in appearance to the splattered pattern of birdshot from a shotgun. Symptoms include inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea, caused by an autoimmune process.

Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy, it is important to see your ophthalmologist regularly. The rate of progression and degree of vision impairment is variable.

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