Angiography of retinal vascular diseases

Lihteh Wu, Andrea Porras, Raquel Benavides, David G. Zeballos, J. Fernando Arevalo

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Abstract

The optical properties of the eye make the ocular fundus the only location in the human body where direct noninvasive monitoring of vascular flow is possible. During fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green videoangiography (ICGV), a rapid sequence of serial photographs taken after the intravenous administration of fluorescein or indocyanine green (ICG) is used to visualize and document choroidal and retinal blood flow. Other than blood flow, FA and ICGV provide information about the integrity of the blood-retinal barriers and the fine details of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and provide a glimpse of associated systemic pathology. Although both technologies reveal important and different aspects of retinal and choroidal diseases, some phases of various diseases are best seen with FA and other aspects are best revealed with ICGV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages105-132
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780387689869
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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