Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (Michelle Cambridge)

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Image 1 (top left) Full colour image of left eye indicating Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Image 2 (top right) Red free image indicating left eye BRVO (top right). Retinal photography employing red-free light allows visualization of fundus detail not identifiable with ordinary light. Image 3 (bottom left) Fluorescein angiograph showing hyperfluorescence @ 27 seconds. This procedure is known as Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA). Image 4 (bottom right) Image of FFA at 1min 9 seconds showing more hyperfluorescence caused by haemorrhage (bleeding) and capillary non perfusion. The outcome of this diagnostic procedure would be confirmation of BRVO and the patient would be offered appropriate treatment. Fundus fluorescein angiography is a common procedure that is performed to give ophthalmologists more information about the condition of the back of a patient’s eye (retina). A small amount of yellow fluorescein dye is injected into a vein in the patient's arm. The dye travels to the retina where it highlights (fluorescence) the blood vessels. Photographs are then taken at various intervals using a special camera. The images are used for patient records and diagnostic purposes.