Comparison of ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography with the Heidelberg Spectralis® noncontact ultra-widefield module versus the Optos® Optomap® Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
  • Drug Utilization
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Wet Macular Degeneration


  • The ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography obtained with the Optos(®) and Heidelberg Spectralis(®) ultra-widefield imaging systems are both excellent modalities that provide views of the peripheral retina. On a single nonsteered image, the Optos(®) Optomap(®) covered a significantly larger total retinal surface area, with greater image variability, than did the Heidelberg Spectralis(®) ultra-widefield module. The Optos(®) captured an appreciably wider view of the retina temporally and nasally, albeit with peripheral distortion, while the ultra-widefield Heidelberg Spectralis(®) module was able to image the superior and inferior retinal vasculature more peripherally. The clinical significance of these findings as well as the area imaged on steered montaged images remains to be determined.

publication date

  • February 20, 2013



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3583407

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • org/10.2147/OPTH.S41731

PubMed ID

  • 23458976

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 389

end page

  • 94


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