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Effect of Epigallocatechin-Gallate on Inner Retinal Function in Ocular Hypertension and Early Glaucoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00476138
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2007 by Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2007
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Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Brief Summary:
The present study attempts to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of a flavonoid, the epigallocatechingallate, on retinal ganglion cell function, evaluated by pattern electroretinogram, in subjects with ocular hypertension or early glaucoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Ocular Hypertension Drug: Epigallocatechin-gallate Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Functional Effects of Epigallocatechingallate on Retinal Function in Glaucoma
Study Start Date : November 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Glaucoma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. PERG [ Time Frame: six months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. IOP [ Time Frame: six months ]
  2. Optical Coherence Tomography measurements of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness [ Time Frame: six months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • IOP > 21 mmHg at the time of diagnosis
  • Response to ipotensive therapy
  • No visible alterations of the optical nerve head (if OHT)
  • Visual field: normal (if OHT), < -6dB at diagnosis (if POAG)
  • Alterations in PERG
  • Familiarity for glaucoma (if OHT)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Change of ipotensive therapy
  • Ocular surgery
  • Other ocular pathologies
  • Smokers

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00476138

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Contact: Benedetto Falsini, M.D. 01139-06-3015 ext 6344 bfalsini@rm.unicatt.it
Contact: Emilio Balestrazzi, M.D. 01139-06-3015 ext 4929 emilio.balestrazzi@rm.unicatt.it

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Catholic University, Policlinico A. Gemelli (Hospital) Recruiting
Rome, Italy, 00168
Contact: Benedetto Falsini, M.D.    01139-06-3015 ext 4929    icloc@rm.unicatt.it   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
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Principal Investigator: Benedetto Falsini, MD Chatolic University of Sacred Heart, Roma
Principal Investigator: Tommaso Salgarello, M.D. Catholic University, Italy
Principal Investigator: Dario Marangoni, M.D. Catholic University, Italy
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00476138    
Other Study ID Numbers: FISIONERVE-01
First Posted: May 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007
Keywords provided by Catholic University of the Sacred Heart:
Optic Nerve
Pattern Electroretinogram
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Ocular Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Eye Diseases
Epigallocatechin gallate
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimutagenic Agents
Anticarcinogenic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Neuroprotective Agents