Useful links

Uveitis links

  • ARVO – Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology based in the USA.
  • AUVEA  – Asociacion de Uveitis is a Spanish website for people with uveitis, including birdshot uveitis.
  • Inflam’oeil – This is a French information support group for people with uveitis. They have regular meetings for patients which are held in Paris.
  • International Uveitis Study Group – The IUSG comprises researchers and clinicians who are committed to stimulate, encourage, and intensify a concerted effort in research and clinical management of uveitis, with the goal of developing new methods for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blinding complications of uveitis.
  • The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation – Dr C. Stephen Foster started the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation for the purpose of research and education in ocular immunology and ocular inflammatory diseases. The site is full of information about uveitis, support groups and medical research papers.
  • Uveitis National Clinical Study Group – A UK national group for healthcare professionals and patients, with the aim of improving the sight of patients with uveitis through high-quality research.

Vision links

  • Amsler grid – An Amsler grid is useful for testing your central vision.
  • Calibre Audio Library – brings the pleasure of reading to people who have sight problems, dyslexia or disabilities that prevent them reading print through a subscription-free nationwide postal and internet service of audio books. Based in the UK, they offer a choice of over 16,000 titles, fiction and non-fiction.
  • Fight for Sight –  a specialist eye research charity whose mission is to stop sight loss in its tracks.  BUS works in partnership with Fight for Sight to raise funds for jointly funded research work into birdshot uveitis.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind – You don’t need to have lost your sight, or to be registered as blind or partially-sighted for Guide Dogs to help you in the UK. You just need to have sight loss that makes it difficult to get around independently or live life to the fullest.
  • RNIB – Royal National Institute of Blind People is a leading UK charity offering information, support and advice to people who have a vision problem. They have a useful directory that can be found at

Updated February 2024