Plaqenil Role in Prevention of Age Related Macular Degeneration
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01541449
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2012 by Ziv Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The investigators think that there is a connection between the use of plaquenil and the prevention of Age related macular degeneration (AMD). The investigators believe that the use of plaquenil makes bruch's membrane thicker, thereby preventing Chroidal Neovascularization (CNV) growth.
Condition or disease
Age Related Macular Degeneration
the study is done by comparing to groups RA patients who take plaquenil Vs. group of patients who do not take plaquenil. after measuring the retina thickness we compare the avg. thickness of both groups.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Ziv Medical center retina clinic population
all people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and use plaquenil