Photodynamic Therapy in Ocular Oncology

Maria Antonietta Blasi, Monica Maria Pagliara, Angela Lanza, Maria Grazia Sammarco, Carmela Grazia Caputo, Gabriela Grimaldi, Andrea Scupola

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Abstract

Although introduced for the treatment of maculopathies, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is now largely used in some eye cancers treatment. The selective tissue damage with PDT is achieved by sequestration of the photosensitizer in the target tissue and focal activation of the photosensitizer by low energy directed light. In this way, it is possible to achieve the destruction of the tumor tissue by safeguarding the surrounding healthy structures. Our study describes the clinical uses and efficacy of photodynamic therapy in ocular oncology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
JournalBiomedicines
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • PDT
  • choroidal hemangioma
  • ocular tumors
  • photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • uveal melanoma
  • uveal metastases
  • vasoproliferative tumors

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