Digital Angiography

Digital Angiography

An ophthalmologist at Fraser Eye Care Center and the Eye Care Center of Port Huron may recommend an angiogram to determine the existence and severity of Macular Degeneration and other retina and eye conditions.

During an angiogram, a harmless orange-red dye is injected into the patient’s vein, usually in the arm. The dye, named Fluorescein, travels through the body to the blood vessels in the retina and makes the lining of the retina and atypical blood vessels more visible. Multiple photographs are taken by a special optics camera and are used to diagnose the condition and track patient progress over time.