What is an ICG?
The images produced by this test helps the doctor evaluate the retina and diagnosis or monitor problems such as macular degeneration, abnormal vessel growth, and macular edema to name just a few. Since the camera is hooked-up to a digital system, this allows the doctor the ability to interpret the results immediately.This test is considered safe for most patients, although it is possible to have a reaction to the dye or symptoms such as itching, nausea, and/or a rash. These symptoms, if severe can be controlled with oral medication. Contraindications for the use of this dye may include liver disease, allergies to iodine, or allergies to shellfish.