Use of Eylea for the Treatment of an Optic Nerve Hemangioma

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Recruitment Status : No longer available
First Posted : October 25, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 8, 2017
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vitreous -Retina- Macula Consultants of New York

Brief Summary:
This is a single patient investigative treatment study. The patient was diagnosed with a retinal tumor in one eye. In the last 2 years, the patient has been treated with all available and conventional therapies, including intraocular injections of Avastin and Lucentis, steroids, and photodynamic therapy. Any positive results were short-term, and caused an eventual decline in central vision. Aflibercept has been shown to be effective against the growth of new vessels, secondary to macular degeneration. This study proposes that it may also be more effective in treating this particular patient and case. The study treatment plan is for 6 months initially, with the intention to continue treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Retinal Hemangioma Drug: Aflibercept

Detailed Description:
The treatment plan will be to administer aflibercept 2.0 mg intravitreally every two to four weeks for at least six consecutive injections. Prior to initiation of therapy and at each study visit, a full ophthalmic examination, best-corrected visual acuity, and a complete review of systems to monitor for any toxicity will be performed. In addition, the investigators will perform fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography at baseline and obtain color fundus photographs as well as spectral domain OCT images to properly document the extent and degree of activity of the vascular tumor at baseline and at all study visits.

Study Type : Expanded Access
Official Title: Use of Eylea for the Treatment of an Optic Nerve Hemangioma

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MedlinePlus related topics: Birthmarks Eye Care
Drug Information available for: Aflibercept
U.S. FDA Resources

Intervention Details:
    Drug: Aflibercept
    2.0 mg Intravitreal Injection, every 2 to 4 weeks
    Other Name: Eylea, VEGF Trap-Eye

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • retinal hemangioma
  • previously treated with conventional therapies, including Avastin, Lucentis, steroid, and photodynamic therapy, with less than ideal results

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ongoing reevaluation of adverse events, including inflammation, elevated intraocular pressure, or any suspected toxicity from aflibercept

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01714115

United States, New York
Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York
New York, New York, United States, 10022
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vitreous -Retina- Macula Consultants of New York
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals