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Fluorescein Angiography

Fluorescein Angiography is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
FA.

Rationale
To assist in detecting vascular changes in the eyes affecting vision related to diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to avoid eye medications (particularly miotic eye drops which may constrict the pupil preventing a clear view of the fundus and mydriatic eyedrops in order to avoid instigation of an acute open angle attack in patients with narrow angle glaucoma) for at least 1 day prior to the test.

Normal Findings

  • No leakage of dye from retinal blood vessels
  • Normal retina and retinal and choroidal vessels
  • No evidence of vascular abnormalities, such as hemorrhage, retinopathy, aneurysms, or obstructions caused by stenosis and resulting in collateral circulation.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Fluorescein Angiography." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425360/all/Fluorescein_Angiography.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Fluorescein Angiography. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425360/all/Fluorescein_Angiography. Accessed June 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Fluorescein Angiography. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425360/all/Fluorescein_Angiography
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Fluorescein Angiography [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425360/all/Fluorescein_Angiography.
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