Intravitreal Avastin in Proliferative Retinopathies (SITE-App)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2011
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Ophthalmological Association Edelweiss

Brief Summary:
The study intends to assess the effect of Avastin injections in different proliferative retinopathies due to different causes

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Retinal Neovascularization Drug: Avastin Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Proliferative retinopathies due to different causes represent important causes for the visual acuity loss. Conventional treatments may sometimes improve the visual function, whereas other times, the visual acuity continue to decrease, in spite of all the medical, surgical or laser treatments.

Intravitreal injections with anti-VEGF agents (ex. Avastin for our trial) seem to be an important tool for certain difficult situations in which at the ocular fundus, out of different reasons (advanced age, diabetes mellitus, retinal veins occlusions, etc)new pathologic vessels appear, causing devastating changes in the posterior and anterior segment as well.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intravitreal Injections With Avastin in Proliferative Retinopathies Related to the Production of VEGF Having Different Causes
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Drug Information available for: Bevacizumab
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A,1, II Drug: Avastin
2,5 mg Avastin intravitreal injections every 4 weeks, 6 months consecutively
Other Name: Bevacizumab

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The following parameters will be assessed in order to evaluate the Avastin effect: visual acuity, lesions's area at the ocular fundus [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The intraocular pressure will be measured during the whole study in order to assess the possible side effects of Avastin injections [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of a proliferative retinopathy (AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION,DIABETIC PROLIFERATIVE RETINOPATHY, etc)
  • distance acuity < 0.5
  • age > 20 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • noncooperative patients
  • ocular infections / inflammations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00564148

Ochiul Diabetic
Iasi, Romania, 700377
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ophthalmological Association Edelweiss
Principal Investigator: NARCISA IANOPOL, researcher Ophthalmological Association Edelweiss

Responsible Party: NARCISA IANOPOL, Ophthalmological Association Edelweiss Identifier: NCT00564148     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AVAST-ro-1
First Posted: November 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2011
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by Ophthalmological Association Edelweiss:
antiVEGF therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Retinal Neovascularization
Pathologic Processes
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents