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What is Birdshot chorioretinopathy?

What is Birdshot chorioretinopathy?

  • Birdshot chorioretinopathy: A rare eye disorder where the eye has a number of light-colored specks around the optic disk due to an inflammation inside the eye.

Birdshot chorioretinopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Birdshot chorioretinopathy, or a subtype of Birdshot chorioretinopathy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Birdshot chorioretinopathy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Birdshot chorioretinopathy: Introduction

Types of Birdshot chorioretinopathy:

Broader types of Birdshot chorioretinopathy:

What causes Birdshot chorioretinopathy?

Causes of Birdshot chorioretinopathy: see causes of Birdshot chorioretinopathy

What are the symptoms of Birdshot chorioretinopathy?

Symptoms of Birdshot chorioretinopathy: see symptoms of Birdshot chorioretinopathy

Birdshot chorioretinopathy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Birdshot chorioretinopathy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Birdshot chorioretinopathy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Birdshot chorioretinopathy: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Birdshot chorioretinopathy.
Treatments for Birdshot chorioretinopathy: see treatments for Birdshot chorioretinopathy
Research for Birdshot chorioretinopathy: see research for Birdshot chorioretinopathy

Name and Aliases of Birdshot chorioretinopathy

Main name of condition: Birdshot chorioretinopathy

Other names or spellings for Birdshot chorioretinopathy:

Chorioretinopathy, Birdshot type, BSCR, Multiple small, cream-colored lesions, symmetrically scattered mainly around the optic disk

BSCR, Multiple small, cream-colored lesions, symmetrically scattered mainly around the optic disk
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Birdshot chorioretinopathy: Related Conditions

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