OT-551 Antioxidant Eye Drops to Treat Geographic Atrophy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Othera Pharmaceuticals' Othera (OT)-551 antioxidant eye drop has the potential for chronic treatment of the dry form of age-related macular degeneration. This pilot study of up to 10 eye drop tolerant participants with bilateral geographic atrophy is designed to characterize the effect of 0.45% concentration of OT-551 eye drops given 3 times a day on the progression of geographic atrophy area over a two-year period. Participants will have one eye randomized to receive the eye drop and the fellow eye will be observed only.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Drug: OT-551 antioxidant eye drop
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of OT-551 Antioxidant Eye Drop in Participants With Bilateral Geographic Atrophy Associated With Age-Related Macular Degeneration|
- The Change in Best-corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) From Baseline to Year 2 for All Participants. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Visual acuity was measured using the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) protocol. This acuity is measured as letters read on an ETDRS eye chart and the letters read equate to Snellen measurements. For example, if a participant reads between 84 and 88 letters the Snellen measurement is 20/20.
- The Change in Geographic Atrophy (GA), as Measured on Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging Using a Confocal Scanning Ophthalmoscope (HRA FAF) From Baseline to Year 2. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Geographic Atrophy (GA), or the death of photoreceptors and surrounding cells in the retina, is a common condition in patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). The death of these photoreceptors results in lesions that cause vision loss. The amount of GA is measured from images produced via a non-invasive technique called Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging, which uses a Confocal Scanning Ophthalmoscope to detect the naturally-fluorescing lipofuscin (the waste that is left behind by dead photoreceptors and digested by surrounding cells) that is prevalent at the border of the lesion.
- The Change in GA, as Measured on Stereoscopic Color Fundus Photography (CFP) From Baseline to Year 2. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]GA was also measured using Stereoscopic Color Fundus Photography (CFP), which produces color images of the inside of the eye.
- The Change in Contrast Sensitivity as Measured by the Pelli-Robson Chart From Baseline to Year 2. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Pelli-Robson Chart is comprised of 10 groups of 3 large letters with levels of contrast ranging from 100% (black against white) to 1% (very light gray against white). Each eye is assigned a score based on the contrast of the last group in which two or three letters were correctly read. A score of 2 log units, which represents a normal sensitivity contrast, indicates that the eye was able to detect two of the three letters with a contrast of 1 percent (contrast sensitivity = 100 percent or log 2).
- The Change in the Number of Scotomatous Points Between Study and Fellow Eyes From Baseline to Year 2. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Scotomatous points are testing points on microperimetry examination that are centered on the macula and report a lack of retinal sensitivity within the range tested.
- The Change in Total Drusen Area From Baseline to Year 2. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: OT-551 antioxidant eye drop
The fellow eye was treated with OT-551 antioxidant eye drops over the course of the study.
Drug: OT-551 antioxidant eye drop
0.45% concentration of OT-551 eye drops were given three times a day on participants with geographic atrophy area for up to three years. Participants had one eye randomized to receive the eye drop and the fellow eye was observed.
Age-related macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55 in the U.S., is a heterogeneous clinical entity in which retinal degeneration occurs predominantly in the macula in the context of aging and leads to impairment primarily of central visual acuity. AMD occurs in two general forms, one of which involves subchoroidal neovascularization with subsequent formation of a disciform scar. A second form, and the subject of this study, is termed "dry" or atrophic macular degeneration and involves a constellation of clinical features that can include drusen, pigment clumping and/or retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) dropout, and geographic atrophy. Geographic atrophy can begin as a thinning of the RPE with involvement of the underlying choriocapillaris and lead subsequently to an atrophic change in the macula. The only therapy for persons with atrophic AMD is an oral supplement containing high doses of antioxidants and zinc, which was tested by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in a large, multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial with average participant follow-up of about 6 years. This antioxidant therapy was shown to modestly retard the progression of dry AMD from an intermediate stage to the advanced stages and demonstrated the benefit of antioxidant therapy in this disease.
In this study, we will evaluate Othera Pharmaceuticals' OT-551 antioxidant eye drop for chronic treatment of the dry form of AMD. This single-center, open-label, study of up to 10 participants with bilateral geographic atrophy is designed to characterize the safety of 0.45 percent concentration of OT-551 eye drops, given 3 times a day, on participants with geographic atrophy area for up to three years. Participants will have one eye randomized to receive the eye drop and the fellow eye will be observed.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00306488
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Wai Wong, MD, PhD||National Eye Institute (NEI)|