Welcome to the Birdshot Uveitis Society website. BUS is a support group for people with the rare, hard-to treat, autoimmune, posterior uveitis called birdshot chorioretinopathy. More recently, it is being called birdshot uveitis, but is also known as birdshot retinochoroidopathy.
BUS is a registered charity and works closely with two other UK uveitis organisations: the Scottish Uveitis Network (SUN), and Olivia’s Vision (OV), as well as our sister birdshot organisations in France. BUS supports people with birdshot from around the world as well as within the UK.
Donating to BUS
BUS is run by people with birdshot for people with birdshot. We all give our time voluntarily. Any money we raise is used to set up and run Birdshot Days (where we bring together people with the rare eye condition and professionals to learn from each other); to run this website and to stimulate research into birdshot. Our volunteers are also engaged in teaching, raising the profile of birdshot, supporting national and international members and fund-raising.
If you would like to donate to BUS, please click on the link on the left.
Overview of Birdshot Uveitis
For an overview on birdshot chorioretinopathy, click on the Birdshot navigation button above. To print off any of our fact sheets, please go to the Factsheet section where there are PDF files that you can download.
For current news about birdshot, what we are doing to raise the profile of birdshot, projects we are involved in and items we think might interest you, please go to the News section. If you register with BUS you will automatically receive regular news updates.
Contacting us for Support
If you have been diagnosed with birdshot we want to hear from you so that we can support you and offer information and help if you need it. Please contact us by sending us a short email.
A range of healthcare professionals have also joined as members and we really welcome this development. If you are a healthcare professional who wants to know more about birdshot, or you want to link with other ‘birdshot’ healthcare professionals or patients, we really encourage you to become a member. You can do so by clicking on the ‘Register’ button below. Our birdshot community of professionals and birdshotters in the UK and internationally is growing. We provide comprehensive information on birdshot and ‘Team Birdshot’ is beginning to make a real impact. We have launched a National Birdshot Research Network (NBRN) and are fundraising to set up a biobank and undertake research.
BUS Membership and Registration
We are keen to build up a database of everyone who has birdshot chorioretinopathy (birdshot uveitis) in the UK so that we can raise the profile of the eye condition, ensure appropriate funding is offered for those with birdshot and understand the incidence and prevalence so that useful research for new treatments or prevention can be found. We want to encourage healthcare professionals to join our register of people interested in birdshot too. Please complete the form found here.
At this stage we simply need your name, email address and a short message, telling us a bit about your birdshot and who you are treated by, or what your interest in birdshot is, if you are a healthcare professional. If you have birdshot, we will then be in touch with you by email and add you to our register. If you are a healthcare professional and need information or want to join the National Birdshot Research Network, please email us. All information will be treated confidentially. Thank you for joining the register.
If you are having difficulties navigating the website or finding the information you want, please use the search box at the top of the page to try find what you are looking for or refer to the site map.