Near infrared autofluorescence imaging of retinal diseases

Dimitra Skondra, Thanos D. Papakostas, Rebecca Hunter, Demetrios G. Vavvas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Near infrared autofluorescence (excitation 787nm, emission >800nm) is a non-invasive imaging technology that provides information on the distribution of melanin within the retinal pigment epithelial cell/choroid complex. This review contains an introduction to near infrared autofluorescence imaging methods. Characteristics of near infrared imaging in a variety of retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, choroidal nevus, retinal degenerations, retinal dystrophies, central serous chorioretinopathy, pseudoxanthoma elasticum and chloroquine retinopathy, are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Enhanced imaging chorioretinal melanin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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