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Fluorescein angiography in systemic hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1308022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study evaluates the role of fluorescein angiography (FA) in detecting changes in the retinal and choroidal capillary bed in hypertension and defines its advantages over direct ophthalmoscopy. 37 patients with varying degree of severity of hypertension were studied. Direct ophthalmoscopy and FA was done in all cases. No significant difference was found in documenting vessel calibre and arteriovenous crossing changes with either of the methods. Hard exudates were not visualized on FA. Capillary bed and choroidal abnormalities could be better studied on FA which can be employed in selected patients of hypertension but its use is not advocated as a routine in all hypertensives.
Authors:
P Jain; A Gupta; B K Sharma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-21     Completed Date:  1993-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Fluorescein Angiography*
Humans
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Male
Middle Aged
Ophthalmoscopy*

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