Fluorescein angiography 25/03/2013
Fluorescein angiography is a diagnostic procedure (similar to a retina scan) in which, using a special camera, a series of photographs is taken of light-sensitive tissue in the ocular fundus.
As its name suggests, a special colorant is used to carry this out, called sodium fluorescein, which is injected into the patient and travels via the bloodstream to the circulation of the ocular fundus. The next step is to stimulate the contents of the blood mixed with the fluorescein, emitting an intense light that allows a photograph to be taken of the circulation of the retinal and choroidal blood vessels.
Angiography can be used to detect abnormalities in the performance of the blood vessels, structural defects in their walls, the appearance of new vessels and incipient retinal detachment.
Dr. Jordi Monés, M.D., Ph.D.
COMB Medical license number: 22.838
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Specialist in Retina, Macula and Vitreorretinal