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June 1996

Indocyanine Green AngiographyCan It Help Preserve the Vision of Our Patients?

Author Affiliations

Baltimore, Md

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(6):747-749. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130739020

During the last several years, the potential benefits of indocyanine green (ICG) angiography for imaging choroidal neovascularization (CNV) have been discussed in many publications1-17 and at scientific meetings18,19 that have focused on agerelated macular degeneration. Some ophthalmologists specifically refer patients to a center for performance and interpretation of ICG angiography for a variety of macular disorders. A few of our patients scan the medical literature and then ask whether their macular abnormalities will be imaged with ICG. Ophthalmologists who train at our institution ask for guidance on what they should learn about ICG angiography. Many physicians around the world have asked us whether ICG angiography can help preserve the vision of our patients.

DATA SUGGESTING BENEFITS OF ICG  Do we have data to suggest that ICG angiographic images may provide clinically significant advantages to preserve the vision of our patients? The most promising data available have been obtained

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