Photosensitizers and photodynamic therapy: Verteporfin

Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Carlo La Spina, Luigi Berchicci, Giuseppe Petruzzi, Francesco Bandello

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a phototherapy in which a photosensitive dye is injected into a peripheral vein and activated by light in order to occlude choroidal vessels or change their permeability. PDT has been largely applied in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV), especially CNV related to age-related macular degeneration, but was also of benefit in other diseases, including central serous chorioretinopathy and choroidal hemangioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-336
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopments in Ophthalmology
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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