Clinical Study to Evaluate Treatment With ORACEA® for Geographic Atrophy (TOGA)

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2013 by University of Virginia
MEDARVA Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul Yates, MD, PhD, University of Virginia Identifier:
First received: January 31, 2013
Last updated: February 6, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

This is a prospective, randomized study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ORACEA® in the treatment of geographic atrophy due to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Geographic Atrophy
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study Evaluating ORACEA® in Subjects With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Non-Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Further study details as provided by University of Virginia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of enlargement in area of geographic atrophy in the study eye during the treatment period. [ Time Frame: Month 6 and Month 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) [ Time Frame: Month 6 and Month 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 286
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ORACEA®
40mg doxycycline
ORACEA® (40mg doxycycline) capsule daily for 24 months
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Placebo capsule daily for 24 months


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, age 55 - 85.
  • Best corrected visual acuity of 20/20 - 20/400 in the study eye
  • Best corrected visual acuity of hand motion or better in the non-study eye
  • Clinical diagnosis of geographic atrophy secondary to non-exudative age-related macular degeneration in at least one eye (study eye)
  • Geographic atrophy lesions of ≥ 0.5 and ≤ 7.0 MPS disc areas

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of or active presence of choroidal neovascularization secondary to exudative age-related macular degeneration in the study eye
  • History of or active presence of choroidal neovascularization secondary to exudative age-related macular degeneration in the non-study eye requiring any treatment within 12 months prior to Day 0 or expected to require treatment for the duration of the study
  • Prior treatment for non-exudative age-related macular degeneration
  • Current or previous history of treatment of the study eye with any tetracycline derivative for any ocular condition.
  • History of vitreoretinal surgery, corneal transplant, or laser photocoagulation in the study eye
  • Any intraocular or periocular surgery within 90 days prior to Day 0 in the study eye.
  • History of any hypersensitivity to tetracycline components
  • Use of a tetracycline derivative therapy for a concurrent systemic or ocular disorder within 90 days of Day 0
  • History of sensitivity to the sun
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01782989

Contact: Paul Yates, MD, PhD 434-243-2852

United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Not yet recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903
Contact: Kristina Holbrook    434-243-2852   
Principal Investigator: Paul Yates, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Paul Yates, MD, PhD
MEDARVA Foundation
Principal Investigator: Paul A Yates, MD, PhD University of Virginia
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Paul Yates, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Virginia Identifier: NCT01782989     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16586
Study First Received: January 31, 2013
Last Updated: February 6, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of Virginia:
geographic atrophy
non-exudative age-related macular degeneration
macular degeneration
dry macular degeneration
dry AMD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Geographic Atrophy
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiprotozoal Agents
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