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Combined Vitrectomy and Triamcinolone in Macular Edema Secondary to Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)

This study has been terminated.
(Due to recruiting problems and the introduction of new treatment strategies (ranibizumab and dexamethasone implant).)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helse Stavanger HF Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2008
Last updated: January 3, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether pars plana vitrectomy in combination with triamcinolone acetate is effective in the treatment of macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion.

Condition Intervention Phase
Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
Macular Edema
Procedure: Grid Laser
Procedure: Vitrectomy and 20 mg triamcinolone
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Study Comparing Combined Vitrectomy and Triamcinolone to Laser Grid in Patients With Macular Edema Secondary to Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)

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Further study details as provided by Helse Stavanger HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual acuity (ETDRS) [ Time Frame: 12 and 36 Months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Retinal thickening measured on OCT. [ Time Frame: 12 and 36 Months ]

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Grid Laser
Procedure: Grid Laser
ETDRS Grid Laser
Other Name: Laser photocoagulation of macular edema
Experimental: 2
Vitrectomy in combination with 20 mg triamcinolone
Procedure: Vitrectomy and 20 mg triamcinolone
Pars plana vitrectomy is followed by an injection of 20 mg purified triamcinolone acetate
Other Name: PPV with induction of posterior vitreous detachment


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Macular edema secondary to BRVO
  • Best Corrected Visual Acuity of ≤ 20/40 on ETDRS chart
  • Duration no shorter than 3 months
  • Duration no longer than 12 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Proliferations in study eye
  • Blod in vitreous cavity
  • Previous fundus laser treatment
  • BRVO with over 180˚ of ischemia on FA
  • Age under 18
  • Other eye condition which contribute to relevant loss of visual acuity
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00642226

Stavanger University Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology
Stavanger, Norway, 4018
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helse Stavanger HF
Study Director: Johan Seland, PhD Helse Stavanger HF
  More Information

Responsible Party: Helse Stavanger HF Identifier: NCT00642226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3.2006.1159(REK)
3.2006.1159 ( Other Identifier: REK Vest, Norway )
14836 ( Other Identifier: NSD, Norway )
Study First Received: March 19, 2008
Last Updated: January 3, 2014

Keywords provided by Helse Stavanger HF:
Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
Macular Edema

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Macular Edema
Signs and Symptoms
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Venous Thrombosis
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Triamcinolone hexacetonide
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Triamcinolone diacetate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on March 30, 2017