Back in March the world renowned uveitis expert, Dr C Stephen Foster M.D from the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, MERSI, Boston http://www.mersi.us gave a lecture at Gresham College, London, on Inflammatory Eye Disease. It was part of the series that Professor William Ayliffe is giving about the Eye, Vision and Perception.
For those who were unlucky and missed it, here is a link to the audio clip of Dr Stephen Foster’s Gresham Lecture.
A few members of Birdshot Uveitis Society decided to meet up and go to the lecture together. For most of us it was the first time we had ever met another person with birdshot. One member wrote to us afterwards and said he was surprised what a positive effect this meeting had on him. This is what he said:-
“I just wanted to say thank you for alerting me to the talk by Dr Foster which despite the pictures was most interesting. I also wanted to say how great it was to meet others with Birdshot. I didn’t think it would make much difference, psychologically, to meet others with the same condition.
I realise now that it has made a big difference and that I got a sense of relief knowing that there are others out there going through the same, and worse (or better), than me. I hadn’t expected the feeling to be quite so strong. ”
We are very much hoping that others will feel the same and benefit by coming along to the Birdshot Day we are holding on September 11th. See Patient Day for further details.
Annie and Rea