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Toronto and Oak Ridge Photobiomodulation Study for Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

2014-07-23 21:13:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical outcomes of Photobiomodulation treatment on patients with dry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Photobiomodulation is the use of non thermal, non laser light of specific wavelengths and energy directly on the eye to improve retinal function and delay AMD progression.

This is a prospective 2 center phase 2 clinical pilot study with no placebo group.

Description

Dry AMD is a progressive sight threatening disease affecting central acute vision. Dry AMD may progress to the wet form where leaking and bleeding in the retina can cause sudden severe visual loss.

There are no proven active treatments for Dry AMD. Dry AMD accounts for over 80% of AMD cases.

There are estimated to be 30 million people afflicted with AMD by the year 2020 in North America.

Photobiomodulation in this study is utilised by using two devices that are already approved for other indications by the FDA and Health Canada.

Photobiomodulation is a novel clinical application for treating dry AMD. As this is a pilot study there is no placebo or control group.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

Intervention

Photobiomodulation (Gentlewaves, Warp 10)

Location

Dr Robert Dotson
Oak Ridge
Tennessee
United States
37830

Status

Recruiting

Source

Merry, Graham, M.D.

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:13:55-0400

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