Effect of Fundus Fluorescein Angiography on Semiautomated Aqueous Flare Measurements

Halim M. S., Onghanseng N., Park J. H., yilmaz M., Segawa A., Ertop M., ...More

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, vol.30, no.2, pp.424-427, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1799036
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.424-427
  • Keywords: Laser flare photometry, aqueous flare, fluorescein angiography, uveitis, PROTEIN-CONCENTRATION, LASER, INFLAMMATION, PHOTOMETRY, BLOOD, UVEITIS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose To evaluate the effects of fluorescein fundus angiography (FFA) on semiautomated aqueous flare measurements Methods Laser flare photometer (LFP) measurements was performed at baseline, 30 min, and 4 h after the intravenous administration of sodium fluorescein dye. FFA was performed immediately after the baseline LFP measurement. LFP values at 30 min and 4 h after FFA were compared to baseline values. Mean change in LFP measurements at 30 min and 4 hafter baseline was compared between FFA arm and controls. Results The mean flare measurement in the FFA and control arm dropped 6% (pvalue = 0.002) and 9% (pvalue = 0.04), respectively. Mean change in LFP measurement at 30 min and 4 h after baseline was not significant between FFA arm and controls. Conclusions Administration of fluorescein dye does not increase LFP values. The decrease in the LFP measurement following FFA may be attributed to dilation drops.