Why would my doctor want an angiogram of my eye before cataract surgery?

An angiogram of the eye is an excellent method of studying the health of the back of the eye (retina). It is a test that is performed very frequently in ophthalmology as part of the care for retinal disorders, but performing it to qualify a patient for cataract surgery is not common, unless there is some additional retinal disorder. I suggest you ask your ophthalmologist why he feels a pre-op angiogram is needed.

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