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February 1984

Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Fuerst, Tessler, Fishman, Wyhinny, and Vygantas) and Pathology (Dr Yokoyama), University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr Fuerst is now at the White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(2):214-219. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030164018

• Nine patients had birdshot retinochoroidopathy. Associated ophthalmologic findings included rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, rubeosis iridis, glaucoma, and a high incidence of disciform macular degeneration. Four patterns of birdshot spot distribution were noted on fundus examination. Immunologic studies showed a significantly elevated percentage of EA rosettes and an elevated C4 complement level. Electroretinograms showed b-wave amplitude reduction, with a disproportionate implicit time prolongation. The etiology of this syndrome remains unknown.