Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy for maculopathy is the first treatment for exudative maculopathy to be effective and safe.

It is used for treating exudative maculopathy. A substance that makes the patient sensitive to light is injected intravenously: this accumulates selectively in the neovessels (verteporfin) and after that, a non thermal laser is applied.

It is abolutely necessary not to be exposed to light for the next 3 days after treatment. This laser is especially ideal to treat maculopathy of patients with myopia and/or in association with antiangiogenetic therapy (avastin, lucentis).

 

Giovanna Cataudella, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
Before surgery my daily activities were very penalized because my visual acuity was very reduced; I had lost most of my independence and this had even caused a nasty fall with a broken wrist.

The surgery had an excell... Keep on reading this reviewent outcome and I didn’t feel any discomfort during or after it.

The view has immediately improved, so that I could afford to go to lunch at the restaurant immediately after.