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Photosens is a mixture of sulfonated aluminium phthalocyanines with various degrees of sulfonation.[1] Developed in Russia.

It is a photosensitiser (activated by 675 nm red light) sometimes used in photodynamic therapy trials.[2] [3]

It has been tried on Age-related macular degeneration[4]


  1. ^ "Clinical results of updating method of a photodynamic therapy with “Photosens” :use as transport protein human albumines and fractional injection."
  2. ^ "Adjuvant photodynamic therapy (PDT) with photosensitizer photosens for superficial bladder cancer. Experimental investigations to treat prostate cancer by PDT with photosens" 2007
  3. ^ "Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of malignant tumors by photosensitzer photosens: results of 45 clinical cases " 1996
  4. ^ "Photodynamic therapy for subretinal neovascular membranes. Communication 1. Results of treatment for age-related macular degeneration " 2007