Retinitis Pigmentosa Clinical Measures and Repeatability Testing of Potential Outcome Measures
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03845218|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 19, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2022
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of blinding eye diseases. It is caused mostly by mutations in photoreceptor-expressed genes. RP affects about 2 million people globally. There is no cure, butut treatment and diagnosis can be guided by certain tests. Researchers want to see how well these tests capture stages of RP.
To find out how well certain tests track changes in retinitis pigmentosa.
People ages 12 and older with RP
Participants will be screened in another protocol.
Participants will have 2 visits about 6 weeks apart. Both will include all the tests below. Each visit will last 5 6 hours, or a visit can be split into 2 days.
Participants will give their medical and eye history.
Participants will have an eye exam. Their pupils will be dilated with eye drops.
Participants will give blood samples.
Pictures of participants retinas will be taken. Their retinas will be measured.
Participants will take several eye tests. They will:
Sit in a dark room and press a button when they see lights.
View a bright background then press a button when they see lights.
Look into a bowl and press a button when they see lights.
Sit in the dark with their eyes patched. Then they will take eye-numbing drops and wear contacts as lights flash. A small electrode taped to their forehead will record signals from their retinas.
Minors will give written consent to stay in the study when they turn 18. After the study ends, they may also be asked to give consent for researchers to continue to use their study information.
Sponsoring Institute: National Eye Institute
|Condition or disease|
Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate the nature of photoreceptor dysfunction in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients using focal static and kinetic psychophysical tests to develop functional outcome measures for the clinical trial study in RP. Correlation of novel spatial functional maps with other functional measures (such as visual acuity and multifocal electroretinography) will help provide a full description of functional change. Employing new imaging methods to visualize and analyze structural changes in the retina will allow for the evaluation of structural changes that underlie disease progression. Developing these measures has the potential to advance the field by elucidating the process of photoreceptor degeneration as well as being a scaffold for which candidate therapies could be trialed.
Study Population: Up to 120 participants with a diagnosis of RP will be enrolled. Up to
30 healthy volunteers will also be enrolled for a total accrual ceiling of 150.
Design: This is a single center, observational, cross-sectional repeatability study of patients with retinitis pigmentosa. The goal of Aim 1 is to identify measures that could be used in future studies to track the extent of functional retina over time. The goal of Aim 2 is to evaluate structural measures for RP. The goal of Aim 3 is to assess the participant s performance on questionnaires assessing visual function. The goal of Aim 4 is to survey the cytokine/lymphokine profile.
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome measure will be the limits of agreement in repeatability calculations of the tests performed. Secondary outcome measures will include analysis of parameter testing based on severity groups. Macular thickness as measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT), as well as ellipsoid zone band length will be quantified. Functional testing with photopic perimetry and scoptopic perimetry and kinetics will be quantified. Multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) will be analyzed by subfield and possible ring analyses. Correlations of questionnaire scores with objective measures will be analyzed.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Official Title:||A Survey Study of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Clinical Measures and Repeatability Testing of Potential Outcome Measures.|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 27, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 30, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 30, 2022|
Participants without RP
Participants with RP
Participants must have evidence of RP as defined by characteristic ERG responses, visual fields, clinical exam and/or genetic testing
- Macular thickness as measured by OCT, EZ band length; functional testing including photopic/scotopic perimetry and kinetics, mfERG [ Time Frame: ongoing ]The primary outcome measure will be the limits of agreement in repeatability calculations of the tests performed.
- Secondary outcome measures will include analysis of parameter testing based on absolute measures to categorize testing results into severity groups [ Time Frame: ongoing ]Information about which tests did not yield quantifiable measures in which participants will also be collected.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03845218
|Contact: Angel H Garced, R.N.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Catherine A Cukras, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Catherine A Cukras, M.D.||National Eye Institute (NEI)|