Other Names for this Disease
- Multiple small, cream-colored lesions, symmetrically scattered mainly around the optic disk
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Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for birdshot chorioretinopathy. Because this condition is rare, there are no established guidelines for treatment. Treatment is determined based on the severity of each affected individual's symptoms. Because birdshot chorioretinopathy is suspected to be an autoimmune disease, therapies aim to regulate the body's immune response. Therapies may include corticosteroids such as prednisone (by injection or medication taken by mouth) or medications that suppress the immune system such as cyclosporine.
Last updated: 3/21/2013
- Samson CM. Birdshot Retinopathy. Medscape Reference. November 2011; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1223257-overview. Accessed 3/21/2012.
- Monnet D, Brézin AP. Birdshot chorioretinopathy. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2006; 17:545-550. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065923/. Accessed 3/21/2012.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Birdshot chorioretinopathy. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.