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5 Facts you should know about

Birdshot chorioretinopathy

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A rare form of bilateral posterior uveitis affecting both eyes.

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It causes severe, progressive inflammation of both the choroid and retina.

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Affected individuals are almost exclusively Caucasian

and usually diagnosed in the fourth to sixth decade of their lives.

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Symptoms of this disorder include floaters,

blurred vision, photopsia, loss of color vision and nyctalopia.

5

The name of the condition comes from the small light-colored fundus spots on the retina,

scattered in a pattern like birdshot from a shotgun.

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