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What Affects the Test

You may not be able to have the test, or the results may not be helpful, if:

  • You have cataracts.
  • The dilating drops don't widen your pupils enough.
  • You aren't able to keep your eyes wide open and to stare straight ahead during the test.
  • You aren't able to hold still during the test.

What To Think About

The dyes used in angiograms can be passed on through breast milk. This means that moms will need to stop breast-feeding for a day or two after the test. Use a breast pump to empty your breasts and get rid of the milk until it's safe to start breast-feeding again.

Other Works Consulted

  • Chernecky CC, Berger BJ (2013). Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6th ed. St. Louis: Saunders.

  • Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009). Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

  • Prall FR, et al. (2009). Fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography. In M Yanoff, JS Duker, eds., Ophthalmology, 3rd ed., pp. 536–544. Edinburgh: Mosby.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as ofOctober 24, 2013
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Last Updated: October 24, 2013
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