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Introduction To Photodynamic Medicine

The light diffusing tip delivers light to the treatment area, powering the photodynamic reaction without heat or generating resistance

The light diffusing tip delivers light to the treatment area, powering the photodynamic reaction without heat or generating resistance

“There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures…”

In 1963, James Thurber was almost certainly unaware of photodynamic medicine when he authored that quote, or else he might have added a 3rd type of light – the glimmer that heals. Loosely put, the word photodynamic means using light to cause an action or effect.  This definition, though simple, succinctly summarizes the concept of photodynamic medicine – a set of therapies that leverages visible light to create a targeted, potent effect. So how can simple light in the range of red to violet (the kind we can see) generate a clinical effect?  Save for a select group of therapies, some more reputable than others, it cannot…on its own. Read more »

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