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June 1970

Fluorescence Photography of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(6):795-796. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030795021

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During the past decade, fluorescein angiography has assumed an increasingly important adjunct to the total evaluation of retinal, papillary, and choroidal disease. It reveals anomalies of vessels, pinpoints focal leaks, and displays irregularities of the pigment epithelium much better than does ophthalmoscopy alone. Moreover, it lends itself well to presentation in the form of an atlas.

Dr. Rosen and his several collaborators have selected an excellent series of photographs illustrating most of the conditions for which fluorescein studies are indicated and a few unusual conditions as well. The technique consisted of injecting 3 cc of 25% sodium fluoresceinate into the antecubital vein and taking serial photographs representing the arterial, venous, and various late phases of the transit through the retina. The reproductions have been done exceedingly well; the preparation of several montages deserves special commendation.

The text is brief and to the point. In addition to the fundus material, brief

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