Dexamethasone-implant for the Treatment of RVO

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wolfgang Mayer, Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich Identifier:
First received: January 9, 2013
Last updated: January 10, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a dexamethasone-implant alone or in combination with bevacizumab. 64 eyes are prospectively investigated. Group 1 (22 CRVO and 16 BRVO) is treated with dexamethasone-implant alone, Group 2 (14 CRVO 12 BRVO) with three consecutive bevacizumab injections followed by a dexamethasone-implant. Recurrences are treated with dexamethasone-implant only. Patients are seen preoperatively and thereafter in monthly intervals. The primary endpoint was BCVA at twelve months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Macular Edema Caused by Retinal Vein Occlusion
Drug: Dexamethasone implant
Drug: Bevacizumab
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Twelve Months Experience With a Dexamethasone-implant for the Treatment of Macular Edema Associated With Retinal Vein Occlusion

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary clinical endpoint was BCVA twelve months after the first intravitreal treatment. [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Central retinal thickness [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Lens opacity [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Saftey of procedure [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Dexamethasone-implant (Group 1)
Group 1 included 38 patients (22 with CRVO and 16 with BRVO) and was treated with a dexamethasone-implant injection from the beginning.
Drug: Dexamethasone implant
Active Comparator: Bevacizumab/Dexamethasone-implant (Group 2)
Group 2 included 26 patients (14 CRVO, 12 BRVO) and was treated with three consecutive injections of bevacizumab at a monthly interval, followed by a dexamethasone-implant injection four weeks after the last bevacizumab injection.
Drug: Dexamethasone implant Drug: Bevacizumab


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: maximum duration of symptoms of four months and no known history of glaucoma or corticosteroid response in the past -

Exclusion Criteria: Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, prior IVOM, Uveitis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01767545

Dept. of Ophthalmology, LMU Munich
Munich, Germany, 80336
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wolfgang Mayer, MD, Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich Identifier: NCT01767545     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Mayer-DEX-001 
Study First Received: January 9, 2013
Last Updated: January 10, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Edema
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Cardiovascular Diseases
Embolism and Thrombosis
Eye Diseases
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Venous Thrombosis
BB 1101
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Dexamethasone acetate
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Autonomic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Gastrointestinal Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on May 26, 2016