Lutein for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006202|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2000
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
|First Submitted Date ICMJE||September 9, 2000|
|First Posted Date ICMJE||September 11, 2000|
|Last Update Posted Date||March 4, 2008|
|Study Start Date ICMJE||September 2000|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00006202 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Lutein for Age-Related Macular Degeneration|
|Official Title ICMJE||Dose Ranging Study of Lutein Supplementation in Persons Over Age 60|
This study will examine whether taking the vitamin lutein changes lutein blood levels. Lutein, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene may be useful in treating the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, but more information is needed to support this. Age-related macular degeneration can significantly impair the ability to read, drive, and carry out daily activities. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 60. Lutein a carotenoid that occurs naturally in the retina (the back part of the eye), especially the macula-the part of the retina that is important for fine, detailed vision.
Men and women 60 years of age and older, with or without age-related macular degeneration, may be eligible for this study. Candidates will undergo the following tests:
Participants will be randomly assigned to take one of three dosages of lutein (2.5 milligrams, 5 milligrams or 10 milligrams) for 6 months and will be examined at follow-up visits scheduled 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months after starting lutein. During these visits, many of the exams described above will be repeated to evaluate the effects of lutein treatment on the eye.
|Detailed Description||The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the association of varying doses of oral supplementation of lutein with the resulting serum levels of lutein in people over age 60 who may or may not have AMD. Secondary objectives are to investigate the relationship between level of disease and lutein absorption and to assess change in macular pigment. Assessment of macular pigment is not routinely performed in this patient population. Including this assessment in the current study will further attempts to standardize its implementation. If results appear to warrant further study, a placebo-controlled study may be appropriate. Patients will range from those with no AMD and little or no drusen in either eye through end stage AMD (geographic atrophic, retinal pigment epithelial detachment, or other signs of neovascular/exudative disease) in the eye with worst disease. AMD severity will be classified using Age-Related Eye Disease Study criteria for the definition of advanced AMD (Appendix 2). Development of a safety profile is not a specific objective of this study. To this point in time, the available published data have not indicated any safety concerns. However, due to the lack of complete knowledge of potential toxicities, safety assessments will be performed at all scheduled study visits. These safety assessments include: visual acuity, complete ophthalmic examination, fundus photos, liver function tests, visual field tests, and a side-effect questionnaire from the AREDS. Should safety concerns arise, adverse event rates can be compared to the AREDS, which is based on the same study population.|
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase ICMJE||Phase 2|
|Study Design ICMJE||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Condition ICMJE||Macular Degeneration|
|Intervention ICMJE||Drug: Lutein|
|Study Arms ICMJE||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Original Enrollment ICMJE||Same as current|
|Study Completion Date ICMJE||August 2003|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Men and women aged 60 years or older.
Patients ranging from no AMD with little or no drusen in either eye through end stage AMD (geographic atrophic, retinal pigment epithelial detachment, or other signs of neovascular/exudative disease) in their eye with worst disease will be eligible.
The ability to understand and sign an informed consent form prior to enrollment.
Ocular disease which confounds assessment of the retina other than age-related macular degeneration including diabetic retinopathy, central serous choroidopathy, optic atrophy, retinal vein occlusion, active uveitis, significant explained or unexplained visual field loss, or any other type of retinopathy or retinal degeneration.
Chronic requirement for any systemic or ocular medication for other diseases such as glaucoma.
Patients has regularly been taking lutein supplements during the last 3 months or is currently taking lutein supplements. The daily use of the new Centrum or Centrum Silver or other similar multivitamins will be allowed but should be limited to a maximum of twice a day.
Abnormal liver function tests.
Inability to be followed for a period of 1 year.
Acute potentially life-threatening illness such as heart attack in the last year, malignant cancer or blood disease not in remission.
History of lung cancer.
|Ages ICMJE||Child, Adult, Older Adult|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers ICMJE||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|Removed Location Countries|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00006202|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||000208
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Eye Institute (NEI)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Investigators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|PRS Account||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||August 2003|
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