Photodynamic therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

  title={Photodynamic therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Richard P L Wormald and Josh Evans and Liam Smeeth and Karen T Henshaw},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND In neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) new vessels grow under the retina distorting vision and leading to scarring. This is exacerbated if the blood vessels leak. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been investigated as a way to treat the neovascular membranes without affecting the retina. OBJECTIVES The aim of this review was to examine the effects of PDT in the treatment of neovascular AMD. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched CENTRAL (Issue 1, 2007), MEDLINE (1966 to March… CONTINUE READING
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