Angiography of Inflammatory Diseases in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Patients

  • J. Fernando Arevalo
  • Reinaldo A. Garcia
  • Lourdes Arellanes-Garcia
  • Jans Fromow-Guerra

Retinal fluorescein angiography (FA) constitutes a valuable study in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with inflammatory eye diseases.1 Changes in fluorescence secondary to inflammation are divided into those that produce a hyperfluorescent image and those that produce hypofluorescence (Table 6.1).2 Hyperfluorescence may be secondary to abnormal blood vessels, dye filtration or to a defect in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), allowing the choroidal circulation to become more apparent. Hypofluorescence is due to a block in fluorescence (i.e., pigment accumulation) or to a defect in vascular filling.2


Fluorescein Angiography Indocyanine Green Cystoid Macular Edema Indocyanine Green Angiography Cytomegalovirus Retinitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Fernando Arevalo
    • 1
  • Reinaldo A. Garcia
    • 1
  • Lourdes Arellanes-Garcia
    • 2
  • Jans Fromow-Guerra
    • 3
  1. 1.Retina and Vitreous Service, Clinica Oftalmológica Centro CaracasArevalo-Coutinho Foundation for Research in OphthalmologyCaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Uveitis and Intraocular Inflammation ServiceAsociación para la Prevención de la CegueraMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Retina and Vitreous ServiceAsociación para la Prevención de la CegueraMexico CityMexico

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