New stroboscopic light source for intraoperative retinal fluorescein angiography

R. R. Krueger, R. B. Morales, R. E. Smith, D. H. Sliney, L. P. Chong

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Abstract

We tested a new stroboscopic light source for intraoperative fluorescein angiography. A pulsed xenon light source and narrow-band interference filters are coupled to a 20-gauge endoilluminator and a 35-mm camera mounted on a surgical microscope. The system was tested with good success in a patient undergoing penetrating keratoplasty. An 18- to 22-μJ flash of 2 milliseconds' duration is achieved, which is well below the safety threshold level. This new stroboscopic light source provides a flash of sufficient light intensity to perform high-resolution, high-contrast fluorescein angiography during operations for the removal of opacified media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-422
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume112
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology

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Krueger, R. R., Morales, R. B., Smith, R. E., Sliney, D. H., & Chong, L. P. (1994). New stroboscopic light source for intraoperative retinal fluorescein angiography. Archives of Ophthalmology, 112(3), 420-422.