PHOTODOCUMENTATION OF RETINAL LESIONS THROUGH LENTICULAR OPACITIES UTILIZING INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY

Gregory Abel

Abstract

The advent of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents into the profession of optometry has created a need for advanced techniques and instrumentation to assess ocular health. Evaluation of the retina is crucial in the diagnosis, treatment and management of posterior segment ocular diseases. This evaluation is often hindered by the presence of cataracts which obstruct the view of the retina. Fundus photography is extremely useful in the photodocumentation of retinal lesions, but the presence of lenticular opacities many times interferes with the resolution of retinal details. Utilizing the infrared spectrum of light, photodocumentation of retinal lesions may be obtained through lenticular opacities which could not be previously evaluated with normal fundus photography. The presentation will include a discussion of the materials and the techniques utilized to obtain photos of retinal lesions through lenticular opacities. Photodocumentation of retinal lesions demonstrating both normal photography and infrared photography will accompany the presentation.

Details

Year: 1992

Program Number: Poster 23

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Co-Authors: Amy Albaugh, Walter Chase, Carrie Kubota, Stephanie Lee, John Nishimoto

Co-Author Affiliation: n/a

Room: Great Hall