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Photodynamic therapy 23/03/2013

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Photodynamic therapy is a treatment that consists of injecting a photosensitising agent intravenously that is then activated in the retina by applying light of a certain wavelength on the zone to be treated.

This has now become less important than injections of angiogenesis inhibitors in the treatment of wet AMD. It is used for some specific subtypes of wet AMD and, in some cases, in combination with angiogenesis inhibitors to treat resistant forms of neovascular AMD. As this is a non-invasive technique, it has few associated risks.


Related pathologies

· Central serous choroidopathy

· Exudative or wet AMD


Related procedures

· Autofluorescence

· Retina scan

· Optical coherence tomography

· Fluorescein angiography

· Indocyanine green angiography


Author

Dr. Jordi Monés, M.D., Ph.D.
COMB Medical license number: 22.838
Director
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Specialist in Retina, Macula and Vitreorretinal

Last modified 16 November, 2017 - 17:43