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Does Adding Bevacizumab Therapy in Glaucoma Surgery Improve the Success of Needle Bleb Revisions? (Avastin)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00853073
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2009
Results First Posted : March 12, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2018
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if a new add on (or adjunctive) therapy used in glaucoma surgery improves the success of needle bleb revisions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glaucoma Drug: bevacizumab Other: balanced salt solution Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
To investigate the efficacy of needle bleb revisions with mitomycin C with subconjunctival bevacizumab in promoting both filtering success and favorable bleb morphologic features.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 63 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does a New Add on (or Adjunctive) Therapy Used in Glaucoma Surgery Improve the Success of Needle Bleb Revisions?
Study Start Date : February 2009
Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Study Completion Date : January 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eye Care Glaucoma
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Bevacizumab
subjects will receive 1.0mg (0.04cc of 25 mg/ml) subconjunctival bevacizumab either temporal or nasal to the bleb following bleb needling procedure in addition to 0.1 cc mitomycin C.
Drug: bevacizumab
1.0mg (0.04 cc of 25 mg/ml subconjunctival bevacizumab following bleb needling procedure
Other Name: Avastin
Placebo Comparator: balanced salt solution
patients randomized to treatment B are given 0.04cc of balanced salt solution injected in identical fashion either temporal or nasal to the bleb following bleb needling procedure in addition to 0.1 cc mitomycin C.
Other: balanced salt solution
0.04 cc of balanced salt solution injected to the bleb following bleb needling procedure


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraocular Pressure (IOP) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    mmHg (millimeters of mercury)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in Filtering Blebs Morphology [ Time Frame: 6 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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • require glaucoma bleb needle revision with Mitomycin-C

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant, nursing, or not using adequate contraception
  • other glaucoma eye surgery involving tube shunts
  • prior retinal detachments surgery with scleral buckle
  • infection, inflammation, or any abnormality preventing eye pressure measurement
  • enrolled in another investigational study
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Wills Eye Institute, Glaucoma Service
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wills Eye
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marlene R Moster, MD Wills Eye
More Information

Publications:
Tai TY, Pro M, Katz LJ, Myers J, Spaeth GL, Moster MR. Needle Bleb Revision with Bevacizumab for Failing Filtration Blebs. ARVO E-abstract 629/A473 2010.

Responsible Party: Marlene Moster, MD, Principal Investigator, Wills Eye
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00853073     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-867
First Posted: February 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 12, 2015
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2018
Last Verified: December 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Marlene Moster, MD, Wills Eye:
failing blebs
failing express shunt
avastin
bevacizumab
glaucoma
prior trabeculectomy
Express shunt placed under a scleral flap
subsequent filtration failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Bevacizumab
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents