Study of Difluprednate Ophthalmic Emulsion in the Treatment of Uveitis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2006
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Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.

November 29, 2006
November 30, 2006
November 30, 2006
March 2000
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  • The anterior chamber cell score was compared between baseline and after completion of the
  • study treatment (14 +/- 2 days). The efficacy was evaluated with a 4-point scale based on the
  • reduction of anterior chamber cell.
Same as current
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  • The overall efficacy was evaluated with a 4-point-scale based on the change in the flare value
  • (baseline/after completion of the study treatment ratio), as measured with a laser flare cell
  • meter, and those in anterior chamber flare as measured with a slitlamp microscope and clinical
  • signs and symptoms after completion of the study treatment (142 days) from baseline.
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Study of Difluprednate Ophthalmic Emulsion in the Treatment of Uveitis
Phase 2a Study of 0.05% Difluprednate Ophthalmic Emulsion in the Treatment of Anterior Uveitis (Inluding Iritis, Cyclitis, Iridocyclitis, and Panuveitis).
The purpose of this phase 2 study is to determine if difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion is effective in the treatment of uveitis.

The primary objective was to investigate the efficacy and safety of 0.05% difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion in patients with endogenous anterior uveitis and to determine its clinical usefulness for treatment of this disease in the early phase of development, in comparison with Rinderon® solution (containing 0.1% betamethasone sodium phosphate) that has widely been used for treatment of postoperative inflammation, uveitis, etc. as a steroid ophthalmic solution.

The secondary objective was to establish the evaluation system for a dose-finding study.

Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Anterior Uveitis
Drug: Difluprednate Ophthalmic Emulsion
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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April 2001
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with endogenous anterior uveitis (including panuveitis)
  • Patients with 20 or more anterior chamber cell within one field of the aqueous humor (Grade 3 or higher in clinical signs and grading) as measured with a slitlamp microscope
  • Patients aged ≥20 years and <75 years who could clearly express their subjective symptoms (Patients aged 20 years at giving informed consent were included in the study.)
  • Patients giving written informed consent prior to initiation of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who did not meet all of the above inclusion criteria
  • Patients receiving systemic administration or topical administration to the head or face including instillation of corticosteroid, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antiphlogistic enzymes, immunosuppressive drugs or colchicines within 1 week before the initial instillation of the study drug
  • Patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension (IOP ≥21 mmHg)
  • Patients with corneal erosion or corneal ulcer
  • Patients with viral keratoconjunctival diseases, tuberculos eye diseases, fungal eye diseases or bacterial eye diseases
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Patients with allergy to corticosteroids
  • Patients requiring use of contact lens during the study period
  • Women who were or might be pregnant
  • Patients participating in other clinical studies within 6 months before initiation of the present study
  • Patients with sensitivity to steroids(Patients who previously exhibited increased IOP after instillation of a steroid ophthalmic solution)
  • Patients with fibrins to such an extent that might affect measurement of flare
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.
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Study Chair: Kanjiro Masudo Director, Kanto Rosai Hospital
Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.
November 2006

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