Diagnosis and treatment

What are the treatments for birdshot?

In the beginning, it is usual for people with birdshot to be treated with high doses of steroids to get the inflammation in the eye under control after which the dose will be taken as low as possible. Many people will also require long-term treatment with an immunosuppressant to help stop their immune system attacking their eyes.

Unfortunately, long-term steroid and immunosuppressant use can have side effects like bone problems or stomach complaints so patients are closely monitored and may receive other medications to manage these side effects.

There is no treatment regimen that suits all people with birdshot so patients will need to work with their doctor to find out what works best for them. Moorfields Eye Hospital and others are conducting research to develop new and better approaches towards treatment for people with birdshot. 

Birdshot chorioretinopathy treatment is available at Moorfields Private

You can self-fund or use private medical insurance to fund your treatment.

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