Is informed consent needed for fluorescein angiography?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Fluorescein angiography is a common diagnostic procedure. Questions have been frequently raised as to whether explicit informed consent is needed for this procedure and what form such consent should take. Review of existing legal concepts indicates that the need for explicit consent varies from state to state, but that the trend is to require an explicit discussion of risks, benefits, and alternatives. Documentation of such information can adequately range from a brief, written notation in the patient's chart to a complete, separate form.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, PP; Yang, JC; Schachat, AP

Published Date

  • March 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 111 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 327 - 330

PubMed ID

  • 8447740

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1993.01090030045036


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States