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DHA Supplementation in Patients With STGD3

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul S. Bernstein, University of Utah Identifier:
First received: January 10, 2007
Last updated: April 26, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
We have found that biomarkers of long-term elevated dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA are inversely associated with severity of disease phenotype in STGD3 patients. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to follow STGD3 patients as they supplement their diets with DHA/EPA.

Condition Intervention
Dominantly Inherited Stargardt's Disease (STGD3)
Dietary Supplement: Over the counter DHA/EPA dietary supplementation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Clinical Interventions Against Stargardt Macular Dystrophy: DHA Supplementation in Patients With STGD3

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Further study details as provided by Paul S. Bernstein, University of Utah:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ERG [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual acuity [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: August 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Single Arm, Open Label
Single Arm, Open Label
Dietary Supplement: Over the counter DHA/EPA dietary supplementation
1000 mg/day DHA/EPA


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 105 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Moran Eye Center patients with STGD3

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All others
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00420602

United States, Utah
Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Paul S. Bernstein, MD Ph.D. University of Utah
  More Information

Responsible Party: Paul S. Bernstein, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah Identifier: NCT00420602     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 19676
Study First Received: January 10, 2007
Last Updated: April 26, 2017 processed this record on May 25, 2017