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Long Term Results of Combined Transpupillary Thermotherapy (TTT) Indocyanine Green (ICG) Based Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Choroidal Melanoma

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 3, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter E. Liggett, New England Retina Associates
This is a report of 10 years results of combined Transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) treatment with Indocyanine green (ICG) in controlling small and medium-sized choroidal melanomas.

Condition Intervention Phase
Choroidal Melanoma Procedure: TTT + ICG-based PDT Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: 10 Years Report of Combined Simultaneous Transpupillary Thermotherapy and ICG-based Photodynamic Therapy for Choroidal Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Peter E. Liggett, New England Retina Associates:

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Combined treatment of Transpupillary Thermotherapy and ICG-based photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Procedure: TTT + ICG-based PDT

Detailed Description:
The study was done in a Clinical practice setting. Forty six eyes of 46 patients with small or medium-sized choroidal melanomas were treated with i-TTT using infrared light delivered from a diode laser. All patients were evaluated to rule out systemic metastasis and underwent a complete ophthalmological evaluation including: Slit lamp biomicroscopy, dilated fundus examination, Fluorescein angiography, Optical coherence tomography and A/B ultrasonography. Main outcome measures were: Changes in visual acuity, complications associated with the treatment and local control of the tumor.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects selected from retina specialist general patient population.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Small and medium-sized choroidal melanoma
  • Patients older than 18 years old.
  • Patients who can read and signed the informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ocular inflammation.
  • Patients with another active ocular disease.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01253759

United States, Connecticut
New England Retina Associates
Hamden, Connecticut, United States, 06518
Sponsors and Collaborators
New England Retina Associates
Study Director: Peter E Liggett, MD New England Retina Associates
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter E. Liggett, Principal Investigator, New England Retina Associates
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01253759     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NERA-2
First Submitted: March 25, 2009
First Posted: December 3, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013

Keywords provided by Peter E. Liggett, New England Retina Associates:
Transpupillary thermotherapy
Choroidal melanoma
ICG-Photodynamic therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas