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Sub-types of Uveitis

Birdshot Chorioretinopathy
Birdshot chorioretinopathy (BSRC) is a rare and potentially blinding chronic posterior uveitis. IIt has many different names including:- Birdshot Chorioretinopathy, Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy and Birdshot Retinochoroiditis. These names are shortened to BSRC or BSCR or BR or BC. It is unusual in that it is an autoimmune disease which appears to only affect the eyes. This fact sheet gives an overview of the condition and its treatment, including what monitoring is necessary and what tests you may expect to receive.
Punctate Inner Choroidopathy
Punctate Inner Choroidopathy (PIC) is a rare form of posterior uveitis. PIC is one of the so called ‘white dot syndromes’ which come under the heading posterior uveitis. PIC has only been recognised as a distinct condition, or type of posterior uveitis, as recently as 1984 when Watzke identified 10 patients who appeared to make up a distinct group within ‘white dot syndromes’. This fact sheet gives an overview of the condition.
Keratouveitis and Keratitis
This fact sheet tells you about Keratouveitis which is a term used when there is a combination of keratitis and uveitis. Normally this type of uveitis is caused by infection such as the Herpes simplex-1 (HSV-1) virus or the Herpes Zoster virus which causes shingles. It is also possible for Keratouveitis to be caused by certain types of bacteria.
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