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Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Neovascular Glaucoma (IVB NVG)

This study has been completed.
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: October 4, 2006
Last updated: February 14, 2008
Last verified: February 2008
Several studies have confirmed high levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in eyes with neovascular glaucoma (NVG). The role of VEGF inhibitors in regression of other neovascular disorders such as wet-type age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema has been described. We aim to evaluate the effect of three intravitreal injections of bevacizumab (Avastin) 2.5 mg versus a sham procedure for treatment of NVG. Outcome measures include intraocular pressure and extent of iris neovascularization. Both study arms will receive conventional treatment for NVG.

Condition Intervention
Neovascular Glaucoma Other: subconjunctival normal saline Drug: Avastin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Neovascular Glaucoma; a Randomized Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in intraocular pressure [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Change in extent of iris neovascularization [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Best corrected visual acuity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sham Comparator: 2 Other: subconjunctival normal saline
0.1cc normal saline injection in the subconjunctival space repeated twice at monthly intervals
Experimental: 1 Drug: Avastin
intravitreal injection of avastin 2.5mg repeated twice at monthly intervals


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of NVG
  • Vision less than 20/200
  • age 10-80 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
  • History of thromboembolism
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Renal Failure
  • Pregnancy or Lactation
  • Active ocular or periocular infection
  • No light perception
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00384631

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Labbafinejad Medical Center
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 16666
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Shahin Yazdani, MD Ophthalmic Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti Medical University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00384631     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8414
Study First Received: October 4, 2006
Last Updated: February 14, 2008

Keywords provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma, Neovascular
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
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