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Long-term Results After Intravitreal Bevacizumab Treatment Of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stefan Sacu, Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2009
Last updated: January 7, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
200 eyes with each subtype of neovascular age-related macular degeneration will be included in this study and 3 years after the initial intravitreal bevacizumab, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) will be measured using Snellen charts at 6m. Central retinal thickness (CRT) will be measured using Stratus OCT and Cirrus SD-OCT (Zeiss). Data of treatment-naive eyes (group 1) were compared to the data of eyes that had undergone prior treatment with photodynamic therapy with verteporfin and intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (group 2).

Condition Intervention
Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration
Drug: Bevacizumab

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Functional, Morphological And Safety Results After Intravitreal Bevacizumab Treatment Of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration - 3 Years Of Follow-up

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Further study details as provided by Medical University of Vienna:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Vision [ Time Frame: 3 years after first intravitreal bevacizumab treatment ]
  • Vision [ Time Frame: 3 years after initial intravitreal bevacizumab treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Systemic Complications After Treatment, Central Retinal Thickness [ Time Frame: 3 years after initial bevacizumab treatment ]

Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: group 1
bevacizumab intravitreal injection
Drug: Bevacizumab
intraocular bevacizumab injection
Other Name: intraocular injection

Detailed Description:
In this interventional clinical study, 181 eyes of 160 consecutive patients with active neovascular related macular degeneration meeting recommended criteria for inclusion and protocol criteria for anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy undergoing intravitreal bevacizumab monotherapy were evaluated. Data of treatment-naive eyes (Group 1, n = 114) were analyzed separately from eyes that had undergone previous photodynamic therapy plus intravitreal triamcinolone (Group 2, n = 67). Re-treatment criteria were based on clinical outcome following the official European label regimen. After 1 year of continuous service at an academic referral center, follow-up was performed in private practices in collaboration with the referral center. Main outcome parameters were best-corrected visual acuity and central retinal thickness.

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • any subtype of neovascular age-related macular degeneration
  • age of 50 years or older
  • initial treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab between August 2005 and June 2006

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous vitrectomy
  • presence of cystoid macular edema without choroidal neovascularization
  • Uncontrolled sytemic disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01027468

Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Stefan Sacu, PD Dr. Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stefan Sacu, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01027468     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK 548/2009
Study First Received: December 7, 2009
Results First Received: January 7, 2014
Last Updated: January 7, 2014

Keywords provided by Medical University of Vienna:
bevacizumab, choroidal neovascularization

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