Testing for circulation of the retina and choroid
Fluorescein angiography (IVFA) or fluorescent angiography is another specialized eye test offered by opthalmologists at Eye Care on 5th , and is an essential tool in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disorders. This portion of your comprehensive eye exam at our 25 5th Ave, #1A facility, uses a fluorescent technique and specialized camera for examining the circulation of the retina and choroid -- the two layers in the back of the eye.
Fluorescein Angiography Procedure
It is advisable to make arrangements for someone to drive you home. During this test, you will be given eye drops that make your pupils dilate. Then, with your head supported and stabilized by the chin rest and forehead support of our specialized camera, the best possible images will be taken. Our specialist will first take a set of photos of the inside of your eye. Then, after a harmless dye (fluorescein) has been injected into a vein, another set of photos will be taken. Thus, a set of images is created which records the movement of the dye through the blood vessels in the back of your eye.