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.

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