Four-month back pain after verteporfin treatment: clinical case notes

Clare Fraser, Jennifer Arnold

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OBJECTIVE: To describe the case of a patient with long-term back pain post verteporfin injection for photodynamic therapy.

METHODS: Clinical case description from a metropolitan ophthalmic practice.

RESULTS: Following injection of verteporfin, the patient developed continuous severe back pain. The back pain resolved over 4 months, and despite thorough orthopaedic and neurologic work-up, no other explanation was found.

CONCLUSION: The temporal association of pain with verteporfin treatment, combined with a failure to identify an alternate cause, led the authors to attribute the patient's back pain to photodynamic therapy treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-4
Number of pages2
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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