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Pharmacokinetic and Efficacy Study of Fluocinolone Acetonide Inserts in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00490815
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 25, 2007
Results First Posted : February 13, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of an intravitreal insert of fluocinolone acetonide for the treatment of diabetic macular edema

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetic Macular Edema Drug: Fluocinolone Acetonide Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 37 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label Pharmacokinetic and Efficacy Study of 0.5 μg/Day and 0.2 μg/Day Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Inserts in Subjects With Diabetic Macular Edema
Study Start Date : August 2007
Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Study Completion Date : April 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Edema
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Fluocinolone Acetonide
0.5 mg fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal insert
Experimental: 2 Drug: Fluocinolone Acetonide
0.2 mg fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal insert

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Levels of Fluocinolone Acetonide in Plasma and Aqueous Humor [ Time Frame: over 36 months ]
    This was a combined assessment of the levels of fluocinolone acetonide in the plasma and aqueous humor. The average values of the data collected is entered in Outcome Data.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Retinal Thickness [ Time Frame: over 36 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 18 years with diabetic macular edema
  • Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus types 1 or 2
  • Best corrected visual acuity of ≥ 19 letters
  • Retinal thickness > 250 microns by OCT
  • Investigator is comfortable deferring macular laser treatment for 6 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Glaucoma, ocular hypertension, IOP >21 mmHg or concurrent therapy at screening with IOP lowering agents
  • Retinal or choroidal neovascularization due to ocular conditions other than diabetic retinopathy
  • Prior intravitreal, subtenon, or periocular steroid therapy within the last 3 months
  • Prior intravitreal or subtenon anti-VEGF therapy within the last 2 months
  • Any ocular surgery within the last 3 months
  • Retinal laser treatment within the last 3 months
  • History of uncontrolled IOP elevation with steroid use that did not respond to topical therapy
  • Any lens opacity which impairs visualization of the posterior pole
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00490815

United States, Maryland
John Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alimera Sciences
More Information

Responsible Party: Alimera Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00490815     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C-01-06-002
First Posted: June 25, 2007    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 13, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Edema
Signs and Symptoms
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Fluocinolone Acetonide
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs