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Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Periocular Corticosteroids, and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

This study has been completed.
Oregon Health and Science University
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First received: March 20, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2006
History: No changes posted

March 20, 2006
March 20, 2006
July 2002
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Fluorescein leakage from choroidal neovascularization on fluorescein angiography at 3 months after randomization.
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Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Periocular Corticosteroids, and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration, Periocular Corticosteroids, and Photodynamic Therapy
Randomized controlled clinical trial of periocular corticosteroids as adjunctive therapy to photodynamic therapy (PDT) for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients undergoing PDT are randomized to either a periocular corticosteroid injection with 40 mg of triamcinolone acetonide or observation just prior to PDT. Patients are followed for 6 months. Primary outcome is leakage from choroidal neovascularization (CNV) at 3 months on fluorescein angiography.
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Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Drug: Periocular injection of triamcinolone acetonide 40mg
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November 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Active choroidal neovascularization
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Visual acuity 20/20 to 20/400

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neovascular lesion >6500 microns is greatest linear diameter
  • More than one prior photodynamic therapy treatment
  • Receiving systemic corticosteroids
  • Intraocular pressure > 21 mm Hg or glaucoma medication use
  • History of glaucoma or history of ocular hypertension
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
IND 64263
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Johns Hopkins University
Oregon Health and Science University
Study Chair: Douglas A Jabs, MD, MBA Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Neil M Bressler, MD Johns Hopkins Univeristy School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: David J Wilson, MD Oregon Health and Science University
Johns Hopkins University
March 2006

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