Atypical Unilateral Birdshot Chorioretinitis in a Hispanic Female

Víctor M. Marrero, Diego J. Durán, Carla C. Fernández-Santos, Guillermo A. Requejo-Figueroa, Frances Marrero, Armando L. Oliver


A 62-year-old female patient was evaluated for gradual vision loss, floaters, and photopsia in her left eye. A left fundus examination revealed vitreous cells, hypopigmented lesions, and retinal vasculitis, and a workup revealed a positive HLA-A29 serology, all of which findings were consistent with birdshot chorioretinopathy. The patient was treated with oral prednisone and mycophenolate mofetil, which resulted in the adequate control of her uveitis. Even though unilateral cases are exceedingly rare and do not meet the established research criteria, this case highlights the importance of not minimizing the significance of birdshot lesions in the differential of patients with unilateral multifocal chorioretinitis.


birdshot chorioretinopathy; Hispanics; HLA-A29; posterior uveitis

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