Angiography of optic nerve diseases

J. Fernando Arevalo, Reinaldo A. Garcia, Juan G. Sanchez, Lihteh Wu, Dario Fuenmayor-Rivera, Aura Giral

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The diagnosis of optic nerve disease is usually made by clinical history and ophthalmoscopic features. Fluoresce in angiography (FA) and indocyanine green videoangiography (ICGV) findings are not pathognomonic for any optic nerve condition. However, there are some instances in which FA can be helpful in making a diagnosis. Furthermore, in some cases, FA may shed light on the pathophysiology of an unknown disease. Indocyanine green videoangiography may be useful in confirming the diagnosis of choroidal hemangioma, and defining occult choroidal neovascularization and chorioretinal inflammatory diseases. Generally speaking, ICGV is not very helpful in the evaluation and diagnosis of optic nerve diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780387689869
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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