Below is a link to an article which appeared in the April 2011 edition of Optometry Today. ” Birdshot Case Study“. It was written for us by Emily Kirkby, a student who was involved in the Birdshot Day in September 2010, with help from Rea, her consultant Nigel Hall, Narciss Okhravi and other members of the Birdshot team.
As most of us with a Birdshot diagnosis know, Birdshot Chorioretinopathy is difficult to diagnose, particularly in the early stages before the tell tale lesions appear. A case study like this that appears in a widely read optometry magazine should help to make optometrists more aware about this rare autoimmune eye condition. Opticians are the people we often first turn to when we have eye problems. With Birdshot, it is really important to get speedy treatment and if the optometrist or optician is informed about it, we stand a chance of this happening.
Please let your optometrist know about this article – help spread the word.