Fluorescein Angiogram

A Fluroescein Angiogram is a procedure that involves the dye, Fluroescein, to be administrated intravenously (IV). This dye then travels throughout the body. Using a camera, we then take a series of images to visualize the circulatory system in the back of your eye.

What to Expect During the Procedure

  1. An IV will be started by a Registered Nurse (RN) (at this time no dye will be administered.)
  2. Initial imaging of your eye will be done
  3. Once initial imagined has been completed, the RN will then administer the fluroescein via IV. At this time, imaging will occur every 3 seconds for the first minute. This will occur on the “Primary” eye of concern which is chosen by your Doctor. After 1 minute of imaging has completed, single photos will be taken of the remaining eye.
  4. After photos of each eye are captured, single photos at approximately 3 minute and 5 minutes will be done. 10 minute interval photos may also be done if requested by your doctor.
  5. The RN will then remove the IV & the procedure is complete.

Before Procedure

Patients who are booked to have this procedure at a future date should adequately hydrate before arriving to the clinic. It is also suggested that patients wear a shirt that allows access to your arm for the RN to start your IV.

After Procedure

After your Fluroescein Angiogram, please continue to hydrate by drinking plenty of water to ‘flush’ the dye out of your system, this could take up to 48 hours depending on how much water is consumed. While the dye is leaving your system, your urine will appear bright yellow or orange.

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