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March 1979

Interpretation of Fundus Fluorescein Angiography

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Presque Isle, Me

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(3):564-565. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010300028

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Abstract

Most ophthalmologists would agree that fluorescein angiography has rapidly become an indispensable tool to the modern clinician. Since the technique was first described, less than 20 years ago, a tremendous amount of angiographic data has been accumulated, which has had a revolutionary impact on the understanding of fundus disease. Schatz, Burton, Yannuzzi, and Rabb have organized these voluminous data into a logical and retrievable form.

The text is divided into two parts. In the first "introductory" section the authors do a fine job of briefly explaining the general principles of fluorescence and then correlate these principles with the histology and angiography of a normal eye. They then go into considerable depth on the actual mechanics of taking an angiogram, from sitting the patient down to adjusting the eye piece and injecting the dye. In all of its depth, however, this section is still, unfortunately, not detailed enough to be the

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