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The purpose of this study is to determine whether 2.0mg Ranibizumab is effective in the treatment of recurrent fluid.
This is an open-label, Phase I/II study of intravitreally administered 2.0 mg ranibizumab in subjects with persistent fluid or recurrent fluid on OCT after having received at least nine ranibizumab injections in the past twelve months. Consented, enrolled subjects will receive have monthly ETDRS BCVA, ophthalmic examination and OCTs evaluation using Stratus, Cirrus and Spectralis machines. Fluorescein angiography and autofluorescence will be done at BSL, and Months 6 and 12. DNA samples for genetic analysis will be collected at baseline.
Subjects will receive open-label intravitreal injections of 2.0 mg ranibizumab administered every 28 days for 3 months: Following the three loading doses, all patients will receive a minimum "capped" PRN treatment (all patients will receive 2.0 mg intravitreal ranibizumab quarterly). Dosing should not occur earlier than 22 days after the previous treatment. Study visits should be scheduled to occur every 30 (±7) days relative to the date of the first injection (Day 0).
Subjects will be randomized into two re-treatment cohorts for additional re-treatment, if needed:
- Cohort A - Subjects can receive re-treatment every 4 weeks if there is persistent or recurrent intraretinal, subretinal ,or sub-RPE fluid on any OCT modality, or any evidence of hemorrhage on clinical evaluation.
- Cohort B - Subjects can receive re-treatment every 6 weeks if there is persistent or recurrent intraretinal, subretinal ,or sub-RPE fluid on any OCT modality, or any evidence of hemorrhage on clinical evaluation. Every 6 weeks regimen will test potential longer duration of action of 2.0 mg ranibizumab.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Greater Houston Retina Research
Greater Houston Retina Research
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:33-0400
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A recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody fragment that binds VEGF-A to prevent its binding to VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2 receptors. This activity reduces vessel permeability and angiogenesis in the treatment of neovascular age-related MACULAR DEGENERATION.
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)
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