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Topical Avastin for Treatment of Corneal Neovascularization

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Identifier:
First received: November 14, 2007
Last updated: October 2, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of Topical Bevacizumab (Avastin) for treatment of corneal neovascularization.

Condition Intervention Phase
Corneal Neovascularization
Drug: Topical Avastin 1%
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness and Safety of Topical Bevacizumab (Avastin) for Treatment of Corneal Neovascularization

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Size and Extent of Corneal Neovascularization Will be Measured by Computerized Image Analysis of Corneal Photographs Taken Throughout the Study. [ Time Frame: Six Months ]
    The efficacy of bevacizumab in the treatment of corneal NV was evaluated by comparing corneal photographs taken at baseline with corneal photographs taken at the follow-up visits. Percent change from baseline was measured.

  • Ocular and Systemic Safety [ Time Frame: All study visits ]
    The occurrence of ocular and systemic adverse events was closely monitored over the course of this study. Ocular adverse events were monitored through complete ocular examinations including visual acuity measurement, intraocular pressure measurement, biomicroscopy, and corneal fluorescein staining. Systemic adverse events were identified with physical examinations, patient questioning, and blood pressure measurements taken throughout the study period.

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Topical Avastin 1.0%
Each patient will receive topical Avastin in one eye.
Drug: Topical Avastin 1%
Avastin (bevacizumab) 1%
Other Name: bevacizumab

Detailed Description:
Primary outcomes measures included neovascular area (NA), defined as the area of the corneal vessels themselves; vessel caliber (VC), defined as the mean diameter of the corneal vessels; and invasion area (IA), defined as the fraction of the total cornea into which the vessels extend. The occurrence of ocular and systemic adverse events was closely monitored throughout the course of the study.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, at least 18 years of age
  • Clinical stable corneal neovascularization (as defined above)
  • Ability to understand and provide informed consent to participate in this study and willingness to follow study instructions and likely to complete all required visits.
  • All female patients of childbearing potential will be excluded. A female is considered to be of childbearing potential unless she is postmenopausal and without menses for 12 months or without a uterus and/or both ovaries.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current or recent (≤ 1 month) systemic corticosteroid therapy or periocular corticosteroid injections to the study eye
  • Current or recent (≤ 3 months) intravitreal drug injection to the study eye; recent (≤ 1 month) change in dose and frequency of topical steroids and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents
  • Uncontrolled hypertension defined as systolic blood pressure of ≥ 150 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of ≥ 90 mmHg; history of a thromboembolic event, including myocardial infarction or cerebral vascular accident
  • Patients age 75 or older; history of renal abnormalities
  • Recent (≤ 3 months ) or planned surgery
  • History of coagulation abnormalities, including end stage liver disease or current anticoagulation medication other than aspirin (warfarin, heparin, enoxaparin, or similar anticoagulant agent)
  • All female patients of childbearing potential (a female is considered to be of childbearing potential unless she is postmenopausal and without menses for 12 months or without a uterus and/or both ovaries)
  • Any condition (including language barrier) that precludes patient's ability to comply with study requirements including completion of study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00559936

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Principal Investigator: Reza Dana, M.D., MPH Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Identifier: NCT00559936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-12-077
06-12-077 ( Other Identifier: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary )
Study First Received: November 14, 2007
Results First Received: August 21, 2012
Last Updated: October 2, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Corneal Neovascularization
Pathologic Processes
Corneal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
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