Manta Study: Avastin Versus Lucentis in Age Related Macular Degeneration
Angiogenesis plays a key role in the development of choroidal neovascularizations (CNV) in age-related macular degeneration. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is the most important factor involved in this angiogenetic processes in the eye. This forms the basis for new therapeutic interventions in exudative AMD. Currently two drugs have been approved by the FDA and one drug is used off-label. All these drugs are administered intravitreally. The present study aims to directly compare the effects ranibizumab and bevacizumab in a randomized controlled study in patients with neovascular AMD.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Retinology and Biomicroscopic Lasersurgery
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Retinology and Biomicroscopic Laser Surgery
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00710229
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A form of MACULAR DEGENERATION also known as dry macular degeneration marked by occurrence of a well-defined progressive lesion or atrophy in the central part of the RETINA called the MACULA LUTEA. It is distinguishable from WET MACULAR DEGENERATION in that the latter involves neovascular exudates.
Specialized ophthalmic technique used in the surgical repair and or treatment of disorders that include retinal tears or detachment; MACULAR HOLES; hereditary retinal disease; AIDS-related retinal infections; ocular tumors; MACULAR DEGENERATION; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY; and UVEITIS.
A retrogressive pathological change in the retina, focal or generalized, caused by genetic defects, inflammation, trauma, vascular disease, or aging. Degeneration affecting predominantly the macula lutea of the retina is MACULAR DEGENERATION. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p304)
Wet Macular Degeneration
A form of RETINAL DEGENERATION in which abnormal CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION occurs under the RETINA and MACULA LUTEA, causing bleeding and leaking of fluid. This leads to bulging and or lifting of the macula and the distortion or destruction of central vision.
Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.
To report the short term anatomic and visual acuity response after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in patients with choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-rela...
The study is designed to demonstrate the therapeutic non-inferiority of the recombinant humanized monoclonal VEGF antibody bevacizumab administered by intravitreal injection in the treatme...
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of 2 intravitreal injections with Ranibizumab or Avastin on endothelial function in subjects with neovascular macular degeneration co...
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in the Western world. Intravitreal ranibizumab has recently become the treatment of choice for...
This is a Phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-masked, dose-comparison study of the efficacy and safety of ranibizumab injection administered intravitreally to patients with CNV seco...
Background Clinical trials have established the efficacy of ranibizumab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In addition, bevacizumab is used off-label to treat AMD...
Three anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapies are currently used for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD): pegaptanib, ranibizumab, and bevacizuma...
AimsTo consider the cost implication of adopting epimacular brachytherapy (EMB) for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), compared with ranibizumab or bevacizumab...
PurposeThe aim of this study is to report the short-term efficacy of aflibercept in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with associated retinal pigment epithelial detac...
Ranibizumab (Lucentis(®)), an inhibitor of all vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) A isoforms, is approved for the intravitreal treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD)....