Recently we heard from Gill who is a Birdshotter based in South Eastern Australia. She told us about some research that is taking place at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melborne who have started a combined study in Birdshot with Melbourne University.
Gill said: “They were very interested when I said that there may be other birdshot patients here in Victoria and beyond. If you are in Australia and interested in taking part (a simple blood test so far) could you let me know via Annie at Birdshot Uveitis Society firstname.lastname@example.org.”
BUS has subsequently been in touch with the researchers involved in the study and heard back from Alex Hewitt who said:-
BUS thinks that the prospect of international collaboration is very encouraging for the whole community and would welcome further discussions on how we can collaborate.