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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Retinal Cases and Brief Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Journal Article