The Retina Reference

Age Related Macular Degeneration - Wet Form, Classic Type

You should look at the Normal Fluorescein Angiogram photo first as a basis for comparison. In this photo, the white lesion in the center, which looks something like a cartwheel, is an abnormal blood vessel growing under the retina. Ones like this, which show the fluorescein dye immediately upon injecting the dye, and which leak as time passes, are termed "classic". Another form is termed "occult". Depending on the blood vessel type, one kind of treatment may be more effective than another, so determining the type may give the retinal specialist useful information for offering the patient a prognosis and deciding on the best form of treatment.