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ERG/EOG Study in AMD Patients Treated With Ranibizumab (FVF4154s)

This study has been completed.
Genentech, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abdhish R. Bhavsar, M.D., Retina Center, Minnesota Identifier:
First received: November 13, 2008
Last updated: May 7, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
This is an open-label study assessing electrophysiologic testing of the retina with Electoretinogram (ERG) /Electrooculogram (EOG) tests in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The standard FDA-approved treatment for wet AMD is ranibizumab (Lucentis). This study focuses on the ERG and EOG tests to evaluate retinal responses to ranibizumab treatment in AMD.

Condition Intervention
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Drug: Ranibizumab

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: ERG/EOG Study in AMD Patients Treated With Ranibizumab

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Further study details as provided by Abdhish R. Bhavsar, M.D., Retina Center, Minnesota:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ERG/EOG [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
AMD Patients Drug: Ranibizumab
0.05 ml of ranibizumab injected into the eye monthly for one year


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will have AMD with choroidal neovascularization and above age 55 years.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to provide written informed consent and comply with study assessments for the full duration of the study
  • Age >55 years
  • Patients to be included in the study must have AMD with choroidal neovascularization
  • BCVA between 20/20 - 20/400
  • Lesion size less than or equal to 12 MPS disc areas

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with an anti-VEGF agent within 6 months of enrollment in this study
  • Pregnancy (positive pregnancy test)
  • Premenopausal women not using adequate contraception. The following are considered effective means of contraception: surgical sterilization or use of oral contraceptives, barrier contraception with either a condom or diaphragm in conjunction with spermicidal gel, an IUD, or contraceptive hormone implant or patch
  • Prior enrollment in the study
  • Any other condition that the investigator believes would pose a significant hazard to the subject if the investigational therapy were initiated
  • Participation in another simultaneous medical investigation or trial
  • Media insufficient to obtain a view
  • Other causes of CNV not related to AMD
  • Active ocular or peri-ocular infection
  • Ocular surgery within 1 month prior to the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00791427

United States, Minnesota
The Retina Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55404
Sponsors and Collaborators
Retina Center, Minnesota
Genentech, Inc.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Abdhish R. Bhavsar, M.D., President/Physician/Owner, Retina Center, Minnesota Identifier: NCT00791427     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FVF4154s
Study First Received: November 13, 2008
Last Updated: May 7, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
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