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Disappearance of classic birdshot spots after immunosuppression with tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil
  1. H A Leder1,
  2. A Galor1,
  3. J E Thorne1,2,
  4. D Jabs1
  1. 1
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
  2. 2
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Trials, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
  1. H A Leder, Wilmer Eye Institute, 550 North Broadway, Suite 700, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA; hleder{at}

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Birdshot chorioretinopathy is commonly diagnosed by characteristic choroidal spots on funduscopic exan. These spots are particularly prominent on indocyanine angiography and can resolve with treatment. The clinical significance of this is not clear. We present a case of birdshot chorioretinopathy with classic spots which resolved after immunosupression with mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus and prednisone.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Funding: Supported by grants EY-13707 (J E Thorne) from the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA.