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Dr. Robert See
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Fluorescein Angiography (Overview)

It is a test to observe the anatomy of the eye arteries.


Dr. Robert See
538 doctors shared insights

Fluorescein Angiography (Overview)

It is a test to observe the anatomy of the eye arteries.


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What kind of prep is done before a fluorescein angiography?

What kind of prep is done before a fluorescein angiography?

Flourescein angio: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003846.htm

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How do you prep a patient for a fluorescein angiography?

IV protection: Fluorescein angiography involves the injection through an IV line of the dye and then a series of rapid photos are taken of the transit of the dye through the retina at the back of the eye. The pupils are dilated, the patient is position in front of the camera, the skin is prepped, the needle inserted, dye injected and the camera is activated with a series of light flashes. Then you are done. ...Read more

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How much does fluorescein angiography help the doctor?

How much does fluorescein angiography help the doctor?

Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (oct) are the main tools used to determine the cause and location of the leak, and the best treatment. ...Read more

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Where do they run dye for a fluorescein angiography?

Where do they run dye for a fluorescein angiography?

Arm to eye: A small amount of fluoroscein is injected into the arm / hand. The dye then travels to the retina / choroid and is monitored by looking at the back of the eye. ...Read more

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Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?

Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?

Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (oct) are the main tools used to determine the cause and location of the leak, and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

Complete exam: Your eye doctor is trying to evaluate the source of the fluid. Fluorescein angiography maps the blood vessels in the back of the eye and can show if fluid is leaking from any of the vessels. It will help them with diagnosing and treating the fluid. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Angiography (Definition)

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