This film includes a series of short interviews with patients discussing what it is like living with the condition, Birdshot Uveitis.
Birdshot uveitis, also known as birdshot chorioretinopathy, birdshot retinochoroidopathy or simply referred to as birdshot, is a rare eye disease thought to be caused by an autoimmune response, though the exact trigger is still unknown. It is a chronic disease characterised by intermittent periods of inflammation within the eye which impact vision, and if uncontrolled can lead to blindness.
Birdshot is a relatively new disease, first discovered in 1949 and only recognised as 'birdshot' in 1980. The relative lack of knowledge and awareness of the disease has led to it being frequently misdiagnosed and to a severe lack of information and support for patients.
This footage was shown to the attendees of the Birdshot Day event in November 2015.