Assess the Efficacy/Safety of Intravitreal Ranibizumab in People With Vision Loss Due to Choroidal Neovascularization.

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Verified July 2014 by Novartis
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01840410
First received: April 23, 2013
Last updated: July 30, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 0.5 mg in adult patients with visual impairment due to choridal neovascularization (CNV).


Condition Intervention Phase
Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV)
Drug: Ranibizumab
Other: Sham control
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-month, Randomized, Double-masked, Sham-controlled, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 0.5mg Ranibizumab Intravitreal Injections in Patients With Visual Impairment Due to VEGF-driven Choroidal Neovascularization.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) change from baseline to Month 2 in study eye [ Time Frame: Baseline and Month 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The change in BCVA from baseline to Month 2


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • BCVA change from baseline by visit up to Month 2 in study eye (ranibizumab as compared to sham treatment) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The change in BCVA will be presented by each visit (BSL, Month 1, Month 2)

  • Change in central subfield thickness (CSFT) and central subfield volume (CSFV) in study eye from baseline over time to Month 2 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    CSFT and CSFV will be assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT).

  • Presence of intra-/sub-retinal fluid in study eye at Month 2 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The presence of intra-/sub-retinal fluid will be assessed by OCT images.

  • Presence of active chorioretinal leakage assessed by FA at Month 2 [ Time Frame: Month 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The presence of active chorioretinal leakage will be assessed by photography imaging (i.e.FA).

  • Average BCVA change in study eye from baseline to Month 1 through Month 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 1, Month 6, Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All monthly BCVA outcomes compared to the BCVA at baseline.

  • Change from baseline in CSFT and CSFV in study eye by visit [ Time Frame: Baseline, Months 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The change in CSFT and CSFV will be assessed monthly by OCT

  • Presence of intra-/subretinal fluid in study eye at Month 2, Month 6 and Month 12 compared to Baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 2, Month 6, Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The presence of intra-/sub-retinal fluid will be assessed by OCT

  • Presence of active chorioretinal leakage in study eye at Month 2, Month 6 and Month 12 compared to Baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline, Month 2, Month 6, Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The presence of active chorioretinal leakage will be assessed by photographic images (i.e., FA).

  • Proportion of patients with ≥ 1, ≥ 5, ≥ 10 and ≥ 15 letters gain or reaching 84 letters in study eye, at Month 2, Month 6 and Month 12 [ Time Frame: Month 2, Month 6, Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This outcome measure represents the proportion of different levels of BCVA gain

  • Proportion of patients with > 1, > 5, > 10 and > 15 letters loss at Month 2, Month 6 and Month 12 [ Time Frame: Month 2, Month 6, Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This outcome measure represents the proportion of different levels of BCVA loss.

  • Number of ranibizumab treatments and re-treatments to study eye by Month 2, Month 6 and Month 12 [ Time Frame: Month 2, Month 6, Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Total number of injections and number of injections given to the study eye by visit

  • Type, frequency and severity of ocular and non-ocular adverse events in the study eye up to Month 2, up to Month 6 and up to Month 12 [ Time Frame: Month 2, Month 6, Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Safety parameters will include reports of both ocular and non-ocular adverse events (AEs). Safety findings resulting from ophthalmic examinations, vital signs, and laboratory results if reported as an adverse event (AE) will be presented.

  • Requirement for rescue treatment at Month 1 [ Time Frame: Month 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 187
Study Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active ranibizumab
A 0.5 mg ranibizumab intravitreal injection will be given to the study eye at as needed
Drug: Ranibizumab
Ranibizumab 0.5 mg is administered intravitreally to the patient
Sham Comparator: sham control
Sham injection is given to the study eye as needed
Other: Sham control
The sham vial will not contain active drug (empty sterile vial). The sham injection is an imitation of an intravitreal injection using an injection syringe without a needle touching the eye.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of active CNV secondary to any causes with the CNV or its sequelae affecting the fovea;
  • BCVA must be between ≥ 24 and ≤ 83 letters in the study eye;
  • Visual loss in the study eye should mainly be due to the presence of any eligible types of CNV.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women of child-bearing potential;
  • Active malignancies;
  • History of stroke less than 6 months prior to screening;
  • Uncontrolled systemic inflammation or infection;
  • Active diabetic retinopathy, active ocular/periocular infectious disease or active severe intra-ocular inflammation;
  • CNV- conditions with a high likelihood of spontaneous resolution;
  • History of intravitreal treatment with steroids;
  • History of laser photocoagulation;
  • History of intraocular treatment with any anti-angiogenic drugs.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01840410

Contacts
Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals +41613241111
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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01840410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRFB002G2301, 2012-005417-38
Study First Received: April 23, 2013
Last Updated: July 30, 2014
Health Authority: European Union: European Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Vision Impairment
Abnormal growth of blood vessels

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Choroidal Neovascularization
Metaplasia
Pathologic Processes
Choroid Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Eye Diseases

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