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Fundus Fluorecein Angiography

Detailing Retinal Vessels

ffaIn order to examine the retina (the back of your eye) and choroid (blood vessels under the retina) more closely, your ophthalmologist  will use a diagnostic technique called angiography (pronounced an-jee-AHG-ruh-fee).

 


HOW IS ANGIOGRAPHY PERFORMED?

 

Diabetic Retinopathy

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Central Retinal vein Occlusion

1. Special eyedrops are put into your eye to make your pupil dilate (widen).

2. Your ophthalmologist or an assistant will insert a small needle into a vein in your arm and inject the dye.

3. As the dye passes through the blood vessels in the retina and choroid, a special camera will take a series of photographs that will later be reviewed by your ophthalmologist. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes.

 

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