Functional and Morphologic Aspects of Intravitreal Triamcinolone for Uveitis-associated Cystoid Macular Edema

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marion Munk, Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: February 17, 2011
Last updated: December 24, 2011
Last verified: December 2011


To evaluate the effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) on uveitis-associated cystoid macular edema (CME) using high resolution optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) in conjunction with thorough visual function testing.


28 patients with uveitis-associated CME were examined before intravitreal triamcinolone injection (IVTA) (v1) and at day 1 (v2), week 1 (v3) and month 1 (v4) after injection. Retinal anatomy was evaluated using Cirrus HD-OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditec). Visual function testing consisted of assessing ETDRS distance visual acuity (VA), reading acuity and reading speed using a standardized German-language test (Radner Reading charts), contrast sensitivity using Pelli-Robson Contrast Sensitivity charts and fundus-controlled microperimetry using the MP-1 Microperimeter (Nidek). Here we utilized a cartesian grid consisting of a central locus and three concentric box-shaped stimulation areas. The changes of retinal anatomy over time were compared to the respective outcome of visual function.

Uveitis Related Cystoid Macular Edema

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Functional and Morphologic Aspects of Intravitreal Triamcinolone for Uveitis-associated Cystoid Macular Edema

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Further study details as provided by Medical University of Vienna:

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
uveitis ambulance patients of the department of ophthalmology, medical university vienna

Inclusion Criteria:

  • intraocular inflammation
  • able to read
  • > 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cataract
  • amblyopia
  • dyslexia
  • already applicated intravitreal triamcinolone for current cystoid macular edema
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01299129

Medical University Vienna
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marion Munk, Dr. med. univ, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01299129     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 070/2009 
Study First Received: February 17, 2011
Last Updated: December 24, 2011
Health Authority: Austria: Federal Ministry for Health and Women

Keywords provided by Medical University of Vienna:
Cystoid macular edema
functional visual acuity
intravitreal triamcinolone

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Edema
Eye Diseases
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Uveal Diseases
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Triamcinolone diacetate
Triamcinolone hexacetonide
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on May 02, 2016