Restoration of retinal architecture following systemic immunosuppression in birdshot chorioretinopathy

Farzin Forooghian, Nishi Gulati, Douglas A. Jabs

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe restoration of retinal architecture following systemic immunosuppressive treatment in a patient with birdshot chorioretinopathy (BSCR). Design: Case report. Methods: A patient with BSCR and vitritis, reduced electroretinographic responses, and a constricted visual field was treated with prednisone and mycophenolate mofetil. Results: Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) at baseline demonstrated a disruption of retinal architecture. After 4 months of treatment retinal architecture, as visualized on SD-OCT, was restored to normal. Conclusions: Treatment of BSCR with systemic immunosuppression can result in restoration of disrupted retinal architecture. This structural improvement can be visualized and assessed using SD-OCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-471
Number of pages2
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • birdshot chorioretinopathy
  • immunosuppression
  • mycophenolate mofetil
  • optical coherence tomography
  • photoreceptors
  • retina
  • uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology

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