Fluorescein angiography of the fundus: a schematic approach to interpretation

Surv Ophthalmol. 1978 May-Jun;22(6):387-403. doi: 10.1016/0039-6257(78)90134-0.


Fluorescein angiographic patterns reveal a wide variety of anatomical, pathological and physiological information which, correctly interpreted, contributes to the differential diagnosis of fundus diseases and to the evaluation of appropriate therapeutic approaches. A schema for interpretation of the fluorescein angiogram is presented, following a logical progression from the initial determination of abnormal hypofluorescence of hyperfluorescence to the evaluation of the specific locations and features of the patterns, and their relationships to various disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Choroid Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Fluorescein Angiography*
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Retinal Vessels
  • Vascular Diseases / diagnosis