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Birdshot chorioretinopathy


Other Names for this Disease

  • BSCR
  • Multiple small, cream-colored lesions, symmetrically scattered mainly around the optic disk
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Do you have any new information or research on cures or treatments for birdshot chorioretinopathy?

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What treatments are available for birdshot chorioretinopathy?

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for birdshot chorioretinopathy.  Because this condition is rare, there are no established guidelines for treatment.  Treatment is determined based on the severity of each affected individual's symptoms.  Because birdshot chorioretinopathy is suspected to be an autoimmune disease, therapies aim to regulate the body's immune response.  Therapies may include corticosteroids such as prednisone (by injection or medication taken by mouth) or medications that suppress the immune system such as cyclosporine.[1][2]
Last updated: 3/21/2013

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Other Names for this Disease
  • BSCR
  • Multiple small, cream-colored lesions, symmetrically scattered mainly around the optic disk
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.