Study of the Beacon Aqueous Microshunt in Patients With Refractory Glaucoma (Beacon)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04072016|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Significant risks (e.g., infection, endothelial cell loss) and high rate of channel plugging associated with product use.)
First Posted : August 28, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2023
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Glaucoma||Device: Beacon Aqueous Microshunt||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Beacon Study: A Prospective, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Beacon Aqueous Microshunt for Refractory Glaucoma|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 29, 2020|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 16, 2022|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 30, 2022|
|Experimental: Beacon Aqueous Microshunt||
Device: Beacon Aqueous Microshunt
The Beacon Aqueous Microshunt (BAM) is an implantable device intended to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with refractory glaucoma by shunting aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the surface of the eye.
- Effectiveness via Intraocular Pressure Reduction [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]20% mean diurnal IOP reduction from baseline, on the same number or fewer topical IOP-lowering medications
- Safety via Serious and Adverse Event Reporting [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]Rate of occurrence of serious procedure-related and/or device-related adverse events.
- Responder rate defined as achieving at least 20% mean diurnal IOP reduction from baseline [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
- Mean Change from baseline in IOP [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
- Schirmer tear test - Mean change from baseline [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
- Proportion of Eyes Achieving Specific IOP Targets (≤18 mmHg, ≤17 mmHg, ≤16 mmHg, ≤15 mmHg, ≤14 mmHg, ≤13 mmHg, and ≤12 mmHg) compared to baseline [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
- Number of topical IOP-lowering medications - Mean change from baseline [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
- Kaplan-Meier Analysis of Failure [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]Glaucoma-related secondary surgical intervention with or without device explant, device explant alone, or not achieving >20% IOP reduction on the same number of medications or fewer
- Rate of ocular and non-ocular adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||22 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Age 22-85 years.
- Refractory glaucoma: Prior failure of filtering/cilioablative procedure and/or uncontrolled IOP on maximum-tolerated medication (i.e. >=4 classes of topical lowering medications, or fewer in the case of tolerability or efficacy issues).
- Primary open-angle, traumatic or neovascular glaucoma.
- Medicated DIOP ≥20 mmHg and ≤45 mmHg on maximum-tolerated medical therapy. Note: No washout; medications stabilized 30 days prior to assessment.
- Baseline BCVA of light perception or better in study eye.
- Visual field defects consistent with glaucomatous optic nerve damage.
Glaucomatous optic nerve damage as evidenced by any of the following optic disc or retinal nerve fiber layer structural abnormalities:
- Diffuse thinning, focal narrowing, or notching of the optic disc rim, especially at the inferior or superior poles with or without disc hemorrhage;
- Localized abnormalities of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer, especially at the inferior or superior poles; or
- Optic disc neural rim asymmetry of the two eyes consistent with loss of neural tissue 8. Visual field mean deviation (MD) by Humphrey Visual Field: Visual field defects consistent with glaucomatous optic nerve damage and mean deviation worse than -3 dB in the study eye; and at least one of the following two findings:
- A cluster of 3 or more points in an expected location of the visual field depressed below the 5% level, at least 1 of which is depressed below the 1% level on the pattern deviation (PD) plot; and/or
- Glaucoma hemi-field test "outside normal limits".
9. At least two contiguous clock hours of intact conjunctiva near the limbus between clock hours of 9:00 and 03:00 in the study eye.
10. Adequate space in the anterior chamber by Spaeth Grade C, D or E for iris insertion (with indentation).
11. Participant has the understanding, ability, and willingness to fully comply with study procedures and postoperative care instructions.
12. Participant understands and signs the informed consent.
- No light perception vision.
- Conditions of active neovascular conditions, such as active iris or corneal neovascularization, or active proliferative retinopathy in study eye.
- Pigmentary glaucoma in study eye.
- Pseudoexfoliation syndrome in study eye.
- Angle-closure glaucoma in study eye.
- Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in study eye.
- Uveitic glaucoma in the study eye.
- Epithelial or fibrous downgrowth in the study eye.
- Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) worse than 20/200 in the non-study eye.
- Corneal conditions in study eye inhibiting normal incisional healing (e.g. Fuch's dystrophy) or impair visualization of implant inside the anterior chamber.
- Prior intraocular surgery in study eye within ≤6 months before the preoperative visit (including phacoemulsification).
- Central corneal endothelial cell count of less than 1600 cells/mm2 in the study eye.
- Anticipated need for ocular surgery or retinal laser procedure in the study eye within the 12-month follow-up period.
- Need for glaucoma surgery combined with other ocular procedures in the study eye at time of implant (e.g. cataract surgery, penetrating keratoplasty, or retinal surgery).
- Unwilling to discontinue contact lens use in the study eye after surgery.
- Central corneal thickness ≤490μm or ≥620μm.
- Clinically significant inflammation or infection in the study eye within 60 days prior to the preoperative visit (e.g., blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, uveitis, herpes simplex infection) or any systemic infection. For purposes of this study, clinically significant is considered any such condition requiring prescription therapy.
- Any condition that prevents the device implantation in the superior region of the study eye.
- Vitreous in the anterior chamber for which a vitrectomy is anticipated.
- Functionally significant cataract in the study eye.
Other clinical conditions:
- Poorly controlled diabetes (Type I or Type II) as determined by HbA1c >8 within 3 months of implant.
- Cancer requiring treatment during the duration of the study.
- Any drugs (e.g.: immunosuppressive drugs) or co-morbidity that might inhibit wound healing.
- Participation in any other clinical study during participation in this study.
- Engage in activities that involve submerging their head under water, such as diving or swimming.
- Women who are (i) pregnant, (ii) nursing, (iii) planning a pregnancy and (iv) of childbearing potential not using a reliable method of contraception.
- Life expectancy <1 year.
If both eyes are eligible, the eye with the worse BCVA will be selected.
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): NCT04072016
|United States, Colorado|
|Icon Eye Care|
|Grand Junction, Colorado, United States, 81501|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Minnesota Eye Consultants|
|Bloomington, Minnesota, United States, 55431|
|United States, Ohio|
|iWorks Laser and Vision Center|
|Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45405|
|Institut de l'oeil des Laurentides|
|Boisbriand, Qubec, Canada, J7H 0E8|
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|First Posted:||August 28, 2019 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||January 10, 2023|
|Last Verified:||January 2023|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:||No|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:||Yes|
|Device Product Not Approved or Cleared by U.S. FDA:||Yes|