Pediatric retinal conditions imaged by ultra wide field fluorescein angiography

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. Jan-Feb 2013;44(1):59-67. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20121221-14.


Background and objective: Ultra wide field technology was originally designed for use in children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ultra wide field fluorescein angiography (UWFFA) in children.

Patients and methods: Retrospective case series of patients younger than 13 years who underwent UWFFA. Angiographic findings and their impact on diagnosis and management were assessed. UWFFA quality was evaluated, including phases of the angiogram available in each study, field of view, and artifacts.

Results: Forty images of 16 patients with a mean age of 9.3 years were included. Peripheral angiographic findings such as vasculitis, telangiectasia, and neovascularization were present in 12 of 16 patients (75%). Seven of 16 patients (43.8%) had images during the arterial phase, and 16 of 16 patients (100%) had venous and recirculation phases captured.

Conclusion: UWFFA was successfully performed in this group of children. The macula and periphery were adequately imaged, obtaining important information for documentation, diagnosis, and management.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Choroid / blood supply
  • Choroid Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Vessels / pathology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / diagnosis*
  • Uveitis, Posterior / diagnosis*