Lecture: Intro to Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging
October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Timothy J. Bennett, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS. The 49th OPS Annual Educational Program.
Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging (FAF) is a specialized form of fundus photography that documents naturally occurring fluorophores in the human eye. The crystalline lens, optic disc drusen, hammartomas and lipofuscin pigments in the RPE all possess fluorescent properties that can be captured with a fundus camera or scanning laser ophthalmoscope equipped for autofluorescent imaging. This course will present an overview of the uses, equipment and techniques for fundus autofluorescence.
- List fluorescent structures in the eye
- Describe equipment, wavelengths, and filters used in FAF
- Recognize common FAF clinical findings
- Discuss challenges & solutions encountered in FAF imaging.