Ultra-wide-field fluorescein angiography in diabetic retinopathy: A narrative review

Alessandro Rabiolo, Mariacristina Parravano, Lea Querques, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Adriano Carnevali, Riccardo Sacconi, Teresa Centoducati, Stela Vujosevic, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques

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Abstract

Fluorescein angiography (FA) is a useful examination in patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy (DR). Traditional angiograms explore 30°–50° of the retina at once; however, visualization of peripheral retina is fundamental in order to assess nonperfused areas, vascular leakage, microvascular abnormalities, and neovascularizations. In order to expand the field of view, wide-field and ultra-wide-field imaging has been developed allowing to image up to 200° of retinal surface in one single shot. The aim of this narrative review was to provide an overview of the role of the most recent technique of ultra-wide-field fluorescein angiography in DR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-807
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2017

Keywords

  • Capillary nonperfusion
  • Diabetic macular edema
  • Diabetic macular ischemia
  • Ischemic index
  • Peripheral vessel leakage
  • Targeted retinal photocoagulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Rabiolo, A., Parravano, M., Querques, L., Cicinelli, M. V., Carnevali, A., Sacconi, R., Centoducati, T., Vujosevic, S., Bandello, F., & Querques, G. (2017). Ultra-wide-field fluorescein angiography in diabetic retinopathy: A narrative review. Clinical Ophthalmology, 11, 803-807. https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S133637