Powikłania terapii fotodynamicznej w starczym zwyrodnieniu plamki
Complications of Photodynamic Therapy in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Małgorzata Seredyka-Burduk, Adriana Laudencka, Jakub J. Kałużny
Katedra i Klinika Chorób Oczu Collegium Medicum w Bydgoszczy, Uniwersytet im. Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Józef Kałużny
Summary: Photodynamic therapy is safe and well tolerated method of treatment in subfoveal choroidal neovascularization. The majority of the adverse events are mild to moderate and transient in nature. The most frequently reported adverse events in verteporfin - treated patients are injection - site reactions and transient visual disturbances. The risk of severe vision decrease associated with treatment occur in less than 2 % of patients. The benefits of treatment for the large majority of patients outweigh the risk of serious adverse events.
Keywords: age-related macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy, complications.