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what is "digital retina imaging" and how long is the procedure?

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Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
~ 1 hour: You may be referring to retinal tomography, retinal photography, or a fluoroscein angiogram (fa). Retinal tomography takes ~ 30 min and may not require dilation. Retinal photos and fa require dilation and require ~ 60 min to perform.

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