Birdshot retinochoroidopathy

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984 Feb;102(2):214-9. 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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Proteins / analysis
  • Chorioretinitis / diagnosis*
  • Chorioretinitis / physiopathology
  • Electroretinography
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • HLA Antigens / analysis
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins / analysis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pigmentation Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Pigmentation Disorders / physiopathology
  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual Fields


  • Blood Proteins
  • HLA Antigens
  • Immunoglobulins