Fluorescein angiography - Results
Retinal photography; Eye angiography
A normal result means the vessels appear a normal size, there are no new abnormal vessels, and there are no blockages or leakages.
What abnormal results mean:
If blockage or leakage is present, the pictures will map the location for possible treatment.
An abnormal value on a fluorescein angiography may be due to:
- Blood flow (circulatory) problems, such as blockage of the arteries
- Diabetic or other retinopathy
- High blood pressure
- Inflammation or edema
- Macular degeneration
- Microaneurysms -- enlargement of capillaries in the retina
- Swelling of the optic disc
Additional conditions under which the test may be performed:
- Reviewed last on: 7/28/2010
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Maguire JI, Federman JL. Intravenous fluorescein angiography. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane’s Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 44.
Ciardella AP, Kaufman SR, Yannuzzi LA. The use of fluorescein angiography in acquired macular diseases. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology. 15th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 113F.
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