verteporfin - injection, Visudyne
GENERIC NAME: VERTEPORFIN - INJECTION (VER-te-POR-fin)
BRAND NAME(S): Visudyne
USES: Verteporfin is used along with laser light treatment to treat certain serious eye conditions (e.g., macular degeneration, pathologic myopia, ocular histoplasmosis). It is used to help prevent decreased vision and blindness. After you have received the injection of verteporfin, your doctor will use laser light treatment on the affected eye(s). The laser light will change the drug to a form that works by damaging only those cells that cause the serious eye problem.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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