Helping educating future optometrists about Birdshot

Students learning about Birdshot Chorioretinopathy

Students learning about Birdshot Chorioretinopathy

BUS helped at the Fight for Sight Optometry Examinations by sending along Birdshotters to be examined by future optometrist.  Many of the students had never heard of Birdshot Uveitis, so it was a great opportunity to get them better acquainted with the eye condition.

Birdshot is difficult to diagnose even for experienced ophthalmologist because the tell tale lesions do not necessarily appear straight away.   But it is useful for optometrists to know a bit more about it, that floaters,  flashings and inability to see in the dark, a failed field test for example,might be a sign of something more serious going on in the eye that needs to be referred to a specialist for further tests.

Top 10 Priorities for Ocular Inflammatory Diseases

The Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership Survey in 2012 asked patients, carers and eye health professionals to identify unanswered questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sight loss and eye conditions that they wished to see answered. A number of Birdshot Uveitis Society members took part in this survey and raised many interesting questions.  Continue reading

Phillips 66 present BUS with cheque for £3,000!

Cheque presentation from Phillips66

Left to right: Lee Cockbum (Project Management Superintendent), Lynn Hawthorne (HSE Manager), John Hall and Chris Hames

Last Friday, BUS Trustee and Director John Hall made a 400 mile round trip to attend a cheque presentation ceremony at Humber Oil Refinery.  Phillips66 workforce had managed to achieve 80 injury free days and as part of their Safety Recognition Scheme are able to offer a Phillips 66 Employee and Contractor Workgroup the opportunity to  nominate a particular charity to receive a donation of £3,000.   Birdshot Uveitis Society was nominated by Birdshot member Chris Hames, whose Phillips 66 Project and Construction workgroup supported the donation to  BUS. The generous donation is to go towards future Birdshot research. Continue reading

Rea Mattocks announcement

It is with regret that we have to announce that Rea has decided to step down as a Director and Trustee of the Birdshot Uveitis Society. She has worked tirelessly over the last few years helping to set the charity up and has undertaken ground breaking work to establish the Society’s position both in the UK, Europe and the USA. Continue reading