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Ocular photodynamic therapy

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Coverage review initiated by HCFA July 26 could lead to a national Medicare coverage decision for QLT PhotoTherapeutics' Visudyne (verteporfin) to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Marketed by Novartis' Ciba Vision eye care unit, Visudyne is an intravenous photosensitizing drug that is activated by a laser. Coherent, Inc. and Zeiss Humphrey Systems have competed in the AMD laser market since Visudyne's FDA approval April 13



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