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What is photodynamic laser therapy for AMD?

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Photodynamic laser therapy is a two-step treatment for the wet form of AMD. Your doctor injects a light-sensitive drug (Visudyne) into your bloodstream, and the abnormal blood vessels in your eye absorb it. Then the doctor shines a cold laser into your eye, which activates the drug and damages the abnormal blood vessels.

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 11, 2018

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SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 11, 2018

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