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Re[IP]Fluorescene Angiogram(Jennifer)





Jennifer McArthur wrote:

>  Marilyn Asked:
>
> " Lastly, does anyone know of  a special EYE test that takes a photograph of
> the eye called FLORENSINE  ANGIOGRAM?  Is this a good idea for all diabetics
> to routinely have?  If anyone has taken this test please tell me about it.
> THANK YOU!
> Marilyn"
>
> Dear Marilyn,
>
> The angiogram is routinely done to take a true photograph of the eye's retina and blood vessels. A dye is injected into your veins and a series of photographs are taken as it progresses through the vessels in your eyes.  Fascinating photos to see.  All with Diabetes in Australia have this test done and depending on the outcome it will be redone on a regular or irregular basis.  I had considerable laser work on my eyes some years ago and so I have an annual test.
>
> It is not painful although some feel a little nauseous for a few seconds when injected.  There are several "brands" of dye used and your specialist can choose a different one if the nausea happens.  Because the dye injected is highly coloured and it is ( as it moves around the body and into the vessels close to the surface of your skin) you tend to look yellow.  Drink lots of water, go to the loo a lot and eventually you will look normal.  My advice is dont wear a orange dress like I did the first time - I looked like the yellow brick road!!!!!!
>
> Jennifer from DownUnder
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  Jennifer,
Thank you for your feedback.  How long does this process take?  Is there any other photo of the eye that can be taken that doesn't involve this injection into the veins?  What exactly will the photo show?  I know there is something else that can be done that isn't so invasive but I don't know the name of it.  I would suggest it to my eye doctor this week if  I knew the tests name. THANX.
Sincerely,
Marilyn

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