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Fluorescein angiography 25/03/2013

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Fluorescein angiography is a diagnostic procedure (similar to a retina scan) in which, using a special camera, a series of photographs is taken of light-sensitive tissue in the ocular fundus.

As its name suggests, a special colorant is used to carry this out, called sodium fluorescein, which is injected into the patient and travels via the bloodstream to the circulation of the ocular fundus. The next step is to stimulate the contents of the blood mixed with the fluorescein, emitting an intense light that allows a photograph to be taken of the circulation of the retinal and choroidal blood vessels.

Angiography can be used to detect abnormalities in the performance of the blood vessels, structural defects in their walls, the appearance of new vessels and incipient retinal detachment.


Related treatments

· Fusion protocol

· Laser photocoagulation

· Photodynamic therapy

· Intravitreal injections

· MicroPulse laser


Related pathologies

· Retinitis pigmentosa

· Diabetic macular oedema

· Vein occlusion

· Central serous choroidopathy

· Diabetic retinopathy

· Dry or atrophic AMD

· Pathological myopia

· Exudative or wet AMD

· Subretinal haemorrhage

· Proliferative diabetic retinopathy

· Intraocular haemorrhage


Author

Dr. Jordi Monés, M.D., Ph.D.
COMB Medical license number: 22.838
Director
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Specialist in Retina, Macula and Vitreorretinal

Last modified 22 November, 2017 - 9:09