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VEGF Trap-Eye: Investigation of Efficacy and Safety in Chinese Subjects With Wet AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

This study has been completed.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
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First received: November 29, 2011
Last updated: September 12, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

This study will assess the efficacy and safety of intravitreally (IVT), i.e. directly into the eyeball administered VEGF Trap-Eye compared with photodynamic therapy (PDT) on visual function in Chinese subjects with age-related neovascular or "wet" age-related macular degeneration.

Subjects will be randomized in a 3:1 ratio to either receive VEGF Trap-Eye or PDT. Both treatment groups will receive the other treatment as a sham procedure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Macular Degeneration
Biological: Aflibercept (Eylea, VEGF Trap-Eye, BAY86-5321)
Drug: Visudyne
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-masked, Photodynamic Therapy-controlled Phase-3 Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Intravitreal VEGF Trap-Eye in Chinese Subjects With Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in BCVA (best corrected visual acuity) [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects who lose fewer than 15 letters compared to Baseline [ Time Frame: At week 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse Event Collection [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 304
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2014
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Aflibercept Biological: Aflibercept (Eylea, VEGF Trap-Eye, BAY86-5321)
Subjects in the VEGF Trap-Eye group will receive intravitreal injections every 8 weeks following a loading phase with injections given every 4 weeks for an overall treatment period of 48 weeks. Additionally, sham PDT treatments will be administered as needed.
Active Comparator: Visudyne Drug: Visudyne
Subjects in the PDT group (Visudyne group) will receive Visudyne as needed. Additionally, sham IVT injections will be administered until week 28. Thereafter, subjects in the PDT group will receive active (= no sham) VEGF Trap-Eye treatment until week 48.


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed and dated informed consent form
  • Men and women ≥ 50 years of age.
  • Active predominantly classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) lesions secondary to wAMD (wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration)
  • BCVA (best corrected visual acuity) of 20/40 to 20/320 in the study eye

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Only one functional eye
  • Presence of CNV with an origin other than wAMD
  • Any prior ocular or systemic treatment or surgery for wAMD, except dietary supplements or vitamins
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01482910

China, Guangdong
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510060
China, Hunan
Changsha, Hunan, China, 410011
China, Shaanxi
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710032
China, Shandong
Qingdao, Shandong, China
China, Sichuan
Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610041
China, Zhejiang
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 310009
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 310003
Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Beijing, China, 100083
Beijing, China, 2000080
Beijing, China, 100044
Beijing, China, 100730
Shanghai, China
Tianjin, China, 300384
Sponsors and Collaborators
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT01482910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13406
Study First Received: November 29, 2011
Last Updated: September 12, 2014
Health Authority: China: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Eye Diseases
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases processed this record on March 03, 2015