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A review of fundus autofluorescence imaging

D. J. Booysen
African Vision and Eye Health | South African Optometrist: Vol 72, No 1 | a38 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v72i1.38 | © 2013 D. J. Booysen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 December 2013 | Published: 04 December 2013

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D. J. Booysen, DipOptom(SA) MCOptom(UK) TMOD(PCO) CAS(NECO), South Africa

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Abstract

Autofluorscence photography of the retina provides important diagnostic information about diseases that affect the outer retina; more specifically the retinal pigment epithelium and photoreceptors. Fundus autofluorescence can alsobe used to evaluate macular pigment density and other diseases of the retina and choroid. It is a non-invasive clinical tool which has the potential to revolutionise clinical retina practice. (S Afr Optom 2013 72(1) 46-53)

 


Keywords

Autofluorescence; lipofuscin; macular pigment; retinal pigment epithelium

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