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n. pl. pho·to·ther·a·pies
The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

pho′to·ther′a·peu′tic (-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.


(ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) or


(Pathology) (functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutic adj
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutically adv


(ˌfoʊ təˈθɛr ə pi)

the treatment of disease by means of exposure to light.
pho•to•the•rap•ic (ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk) adj.
pho`to•ther′a•pist, n.

phototherapy, phototherapeutics

the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Remedies
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Light
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Skin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
actinotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation, radiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance


n. fototerapia, exposición a los rayos del sol o a una luz artificial con propósito terapéutico.


n fototerapia
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These include surface stabilisation procedures such as occlusion of puncta, tarsoraphy, conjunctival flap, anterior stromal puncture and phototherapeutic keratectomy, ocular surface transplantation such as conjunctival autograft and limbal stem cell transplantation.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are phototherapeutic resource nowadays, since it is considered a good alternative to Low Level Laser Therapy in injury healing because of the lower cost.
Phototherapeutic options require long term treatment on a twice weekly or thrice weekly basis over many months or years.
Excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy helps in early re-epithelialization of vernal shield ulcer refractory to medical treatment.
Stressing that health tourists in Cyprus can combine their treatment with vacations in luxurious hotels, he added that specialized surveys have shown that the country can develop phototherapeutic tourism, since the sun has special properties for the treatment of individuals who have symptoms of depression due to lack of adequate sunshine in their country.
PC derivatives exhibit high absorption coefficients (Iu (greater than)105 M-1cm-1) in the visible region of the spectrum, mainly in the phototherapeutic window (600-800 nm) and long lifetime triplet excited states for the efficient production of singlet molecular oxygen [1].
Excimer laser and excimer light are two more recent additions to the phototherapeutic armamentarium for many skin and hair disorders.
Electron microscopic S ndingsina cornea with recurrence of herpes simplex keratitis after excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy.
They cover the fundamentals, including preoperative evaluation, photorefractive and phototherapeutic keratectomy, LASIK, epi-LASIK, and femtosecond laser surgery; new technologies of Presby LASIK and collagen crosslinking; complications, including the management of diffuse lamellar keratitis, epithelial ingrowth, ectasia, and trauma; lenticular surgery, refractive lensectomy with accommodating and multifocal intraocular lenses, phakic intraocular lenses, and high hyperopia; and recent advances, such as corneal inlays for hyperopia, intracorneal rings for keratoconus and post-refractive surgery ectasia, and collagen crosslinking combined with surgeries like corneal rings and surface ablation.
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