Vision stabilises in more than


of patients

Damage is reduced in almost


of cases

Less than


chance of adverse reaction

What does it involve?

Photodynamic therapy is a treatment that involves the intravenous injection of a photosensitive drug, which is subsequently activated in the retina by applying a special light to the affected area.

En quins casos es fa?

Actualment ha passat a un segon pla respecte de les injeccions d’antiangiogènics per al tractament de la DMAE humida. Es fa servir en alguns subtipus específics de DMAE humida i, a vegades, en combinació amb antiangiogènics per tractar formes resistents de DMAE neovascular.

“És molt important el tractament a la fase inicial, quan la membrana posterior a la màcula es molt més sensible al fàrmac”. Dr. García Arumí – IMO Barcelona

When is it carried out?

Currently, this therapy is not used as extensively as anti-angiogenic injections for the treatment of wet AMD. It is used in some specific subtypes of wet AMD and, occasionally, in combination with anti-angiogenic drugs to treat resistant forms of neovascular AMD.

Prior examination

The same as for anti-angiogenic injection, but also essential is a fluorescein angiogram.

Before the surgery

Since a photosensitive substance is injected into the patient’s vein, after treatment the patient should avoid exposure to direct sunlight for two days to avoid the risk of burns.


PDT is similar to laser treatment, but differs in that the process does not cause discomfort to the patient.


PDT is a non-invasive technique, and, as such, the risks are minimal.


IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”


Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+376) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa


Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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