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A Multi-center Study to Evaluate Performance of an Automated Device for the Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 15, 2016
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2016
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The EMMES Corporation
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Diabetes affects 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population of the United States. Results of a study by the Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group reveal that 40% of diabetes patients have some degree of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and that as many as 8% have severe, vision-threatening forms of DR. Early laser photocoagulation in high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) has been shown to decrease the relative risk of vision loss by as much as 52%. Injections of anti-VEGF agents preserve and improve vision in people with PDR and/or diabetic macular edema. Despite effective treatment however, tens of thousands of people with diabetes are going blind each year largely because they don't undergo annual screening for retinopathy. Currently, only some 50%-60% of people with diabetes have a yearly eye exam and there may not be enough eye specialists to see the balance.

To address the issue of patient compliance with diabetic retinopathy screening, IDx-DR was developed as an automated screening device designed to analyze fundus images for the presence of lesions and other disease features associated with diabetic retinopathy. This study has been designed to validate the safety and efficacy of the device at the frontlines of healthcare.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Multi-center Study to Evaluate Performance of an Automated Device for the Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

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Further study details as provided by IDx LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the sensitivity and specificity of IDx-DR to diabetic retinopathy in the primary care setting [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 834
Study Start Date: November 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   22 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care clinic - sampling method: non-probability, invitation to volunteer

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Documented diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, e.g.:

    1. Having met the criteria established by either the World Health Organization (WHO) or the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
    2. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) ≥ 6.5%
    3. Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) ≥ 126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L)
    4. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) with two-hour plasma glucose (2-hr PG) ≥ 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L), using the equivalent of an oral 75 g anhydrous glucose dose dissolved in water
    5. Symptoms of hyperglycemia or hyperglycemic crisis with a random plasma glucose (RPG) ≥ 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L)
  2. Age 22 or older
  3. Understand the study and volunteer to sign the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Persistent vision loss, blurred vision, or floaters.
  2. Diagnosed with macular edema, severe non-proliferative retinopathy, proliferative retinopathy, radiation retinopathy, or retinal vein occlusion.
  3. History of laser treatment of the retina or injections into either eye, or any history of retinal surgery.
  4. Currently participating in another investigational eye study and actively receiving investigational product for DR or DME.
  5. Participant has a condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would preclude participation in the study (e.g., unstable medical status including blood pressure or glycemic control, microphthalmia or previous enucleation).
  6. Participant is contraindicated for imaging by fundus imaging systems used in the study:

    • Participant is hypersensitive to light
    • Participant recently underwent photodynamic therapy (PDT)
    • Participant is taking medication that causes photosensitivity
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Responsible Party: IDx LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02963441     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IDx-DR1
First Submitted: November 10, 2016
First Posted: November 15, 2016
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by IDx LLC:
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Edema

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Retinal Diseases
Diabetic Retinopathy
Eye Diseases
Diabetic Angiopathies
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases