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Combination Bevacizumab and Verteporfin (Two Different Sequences of Treatment)in Neovascular AMD

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00426998
First Posted: January 26, 2007
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2007
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Information provided by:
Retinal Consultants Medical Group
  Purpose
The purpose of this research study is to compare different timing therapies of Verteporfin with Bevacizumab to treat choroidal neovascularization (CNV) due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Choroidal Neovascularization Macular Degeneration Drug: Verteporfin Drug: Bevacizumab Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24 Month Randomized, Double-Masked, Single Center, Phase II Study Comparing Photodynamic Therapy With Verteporfin (Visudyne)Plus Two Different Timing Regimens of Intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) Given 1 Week Prior to or 1 Week Following Photodynamic Therapy in Patients With Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

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Further study details as provided by Retinal Consultants Medical Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • percentage of patients losing 3 or more lines of visual acuity
  • percentage of patients gaining 3 or more lines of visual acuity
  • mean change from baseline in visual acuity
  • OCT evidence of active CNV leakage
  • fluorescein angiographic evidence of active CNV leakage
  • number of retreatments

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2006
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients are men or women of age 55 or older
  2. Patients have subfoveal CNV due to AMD with lesion size less than or equal to 9 MPS DA
  3. patients have not received previous treatment for subfoveal CNV due to AMD.
  4. Patients have a visual acuity between 20/40 and 20/320-

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects who have received previous treatment for subfoveal CNV, in their study eye including prior PDT, transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT), submacular surgery, drug therapies such as Macugen or other anti-angiogenic compounds, or other local treatment. Previous laser photocoagulation therapy is acceptable, provided it was not subfoveal.
  2. Patients with a known hypersensitivity/allergy to verteporfin, porfimer sodium, or other porphyrins, porphyria or other porphyrin sensitivity, or hypersensitivity to sunlight or bright artificial light.
  3. Patients who use medications that may induce photosensitivity.
  4. Patients who have undergone YAG capsulotomy within the last month.
  5. Subjects currently involved in any experimental procedure within the last 12 weeks.
  6. Female patients who are pregnant, fecund or breast-feeding.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00426998


Locations
United States, California
Retinal Consultants Medical Group, Inc.
Sacramento, California, United States, 95819
Sponsors and Collaborators
Retinal Consultants Medical Group
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joel A Pearlman, M.D., Ph. D. Retinal Consultants Medical Group, Inc.
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00426998     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ComB-V001
First Submitted: January 24, 2007
First Posted: January 26, 2007
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

Keywords provided by Retinal Consultants Medical Group:
Choroidal neovascularization due to age-related macular degeneration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Choroidal Neovascularization
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Metaplasia
Pathologic Processes
Choroid Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Bevacizumab
Verteporfin
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Photosensitizing Agents
Dermatologic Agents