Genetic Polymorphisms in Ranibizumab Treatment in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Genetic factors of an individual patient may have an impact on Ranibizumab (Lucentis) treatment outcome in patients with Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Procedure: Ranibizumab Injection
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Impact of Genetic Polymorphisms on Ranibizumab Treatment Outcomes in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)|
- Visual acuity [ Time Frame: Baseline and month 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Best corrected visual acuity will be assessed by standardized vision testing, early treatment diabetic retinopathy study (ETDRS) test.
|Study Start Date:||October 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects central part of the retina, called macula, and is associated with progressive central vision loss. Moreover, AMD is known to be a leading cause of blindness in developed countries. In wet form of AMD, new abnormal blood vessels start to grow from the choroid towards the retina that leads to leakage from these vessels and, in turn, to impaired retinal structure and rapid vision loss.
Genetic factors were found to be important in development of wet AMD. Our previous research showed the association between some genetic polymorphisms and the risk of wet AMD as well as with specific clinical features of the disease. At present, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy with intravitreous ranibizumab (Lucentis) is considered to be the most effective treatment for wet AMD. However, treatment outcomes may vary significantly from improved vision to no effect. The aim of this research is to study how ranibizumab treatment outcomes depend on genetic factors.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01676506
|Contact: Ekaterina Chikun, MDemail@example.com|
|State Research Institute of Eye Disease of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences||Recruiting|
|Moscow, Russian Federation, 119021|
|Contact: Mariya Budzinskaya, MD, PhD 0074992487686 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Study Chair:||Mariya Budzinskaya, MD, PhD||State Research Institute of Eye Disease of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences|