WHAT IS IT?
Fluorescein angiography is a process of diagnosis, using a camera to special optical high sensitivity that captures fluorescence. Allowing a series of photographs as a contrast called fluorescein or indocyanine green. That flowing through the veins and arteries of the retina and choroid. In this way perfectly looks like blood circulates in the Fluorescein, and to diagnose vascular defects that affect the retina or choroid.
WHAT DISEASE DETECT?
It is used to detect and assess the vascular status of Retinal and Choroidal, which is we see in the Fundus. Among others it is useful in the following situations:
Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetes is one of the most important causes of blindness in the developed world, it causes damage to blood vessels in the retina, which allows angiographic follow laser treatment to prevent bleeding and visual loss.
Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), allows you to decide which type of therapy should be administered, as a dry or atrophic AMD, and wet or exudative.
Retinal Vascular occlusions or thrombosis and embolism, edema of the macula (cystoid macular edema), Central Serous chorioretinopathy, and other diseases Retinal.
What are the risks of angiography?
Fluorescein and indocyanine green, is a safe drug, but after the solution injected, skin and urine can become yellowed, while the solution is eliminated by the kidneys. Some people may have nausea during the procedure disappear quickly.
There may be allergic reactions, and rarely anaphylactic shock occur, so any allergies should be reported to your doctor before testing.
The information and /or answers in this article only general information purpose & not for practicing or taking any decision without any ophthalmologist. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat a medical condition or disease.
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- American Academy of Ophthalmology