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Topical Timolol for the Treatment of Benign Vascular Periocular Lesions

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01250457
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Unknown, PI has left the institution. There was no enrollment.)
First Posted : November 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Loyola University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research is to find out if the use of topical timolol 0.5% solution applied twice daily will help to shrink rosacea lesions around the eye.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Benign Vascular Periocular Lesions Drug: topical Timolol Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Benign vascular tumors of the eyelid are common causes of ocular morbidity. Capillary hemangiomas in children cause refractive and occlusive amblyopia. In adults, Rosacea-associated eyelid telangiectasis and sclerosis can result in keratitis and corneal neovascularization. Corticosteroid therapy of benign vascular lesions risks sight-threatening complications including central retinal artery occlusion and significant systemic morbidity. Alternatively, oral and intravenous beta-blockers have been reported to induce regression of benign vascular lesions. One recent report documented efficacy of topical timolol in treating a large capillary hemangioma of the eyelid in a child. Topical application reduces systemic side effects of beta-blockers including bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, and bronchospasm. This one-year prospective case-control series will investigate whether topical Timolol 0.5% solution applied twice daily causes significant regression of benign vascular periocular lesions.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Topical Timolol for the Treatment of Benign Vascular Periocular Lesions
Study Start Date : June 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Topical timolol
topical Timolol 0.5% solution applied twice daily
Drug: topical Timolol
topical Timolol 0.5% solution applied twice daily
Other Name: Timoptic




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. lesion resolution [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Pre-treatment and post-treatment lesion size will then be compared to determine whether twice-daily topical application of timolol 0.5% solution alters the morphometry of benign vascular periocular lesions.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of a benign vascular periocular lesion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to timolol or beta-blocker class of drugs
  • Lesion characteristics concerning for atypia or malignancy including madarosis, ulceration, and recurrence after previous surgery.
  • Intraocular Pressure less than 10 mm Hg

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Locations
United States, Illinois
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loyola University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Yoo, MD Loyola University

Responsible Party: Loyola University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01250457     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 202688
First Posted: November 30, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Timolol
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents