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Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Inserts in Geographic Atrophy

This study has been terminated.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 11, 2008
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alimera Sciences
This study will compare the safety and efficacy of Medidur FA treatment in one eye to the sham-treated fellow eye of subjects with geographic atrophy secondary to AMD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Drug: Fluocinolone Acetonide Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Fellow-Eye Comparison Of The Safety And Efficacy Of 0.2 And 0.5 µg/Day Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Insert To Sham Injection In Subjects With Bilateral Geographic Atrophy Due To AMD

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Further study details as provided by Alimera Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Size of Geographic Atrophy [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A, 2, I 0.2 µg/Day + Sham
0.2 µg/Day
Drug: Fluocinolone Acetonide
0.2 µg/Day in study eye + Sham in fellow eye
Experimental: A, 2, II 0.5 µg/Day + Sham
0.5 µg/Day
Drug: Fluocinolone Acetonide
0.5 µg/Day in study eye +Sham in fellow eye

Detailed Description:
Each patient received a sham injection in one eye and active treatment in the other eye. The eye receiving active treatment was selected based on a randomization schedule.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis bilateral GA secondary to AMD of ≥ 0.5 and ≤ 7 MPS disc areas
  • Males and non-pregnant females 55 years old or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • GA secondary to any condition other than AMD in either eye
  • History of or current CNV in either eye or the need for anti-angiogenic therapy
  • Glaucoma or ocular hypertension (IOP > 21 mmHg OR concurrent therapy at screening with IOP-lowering agents) in either eye
  • Treatment with intravitreal, subtenon, or periocular steroid within 6 months prior to enrollment in either eye
  • Any change in systemic steroid therapy within 3 months of screening
  • History of vitrectomy in either eye
  • Any ocular surgery within 12 weeks of screening in either eye
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00695318

United States, Michigan
Kresge Eye Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alimera Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alimera Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00695318     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C-01-08-004
First Submitted: June 9, 2008
First Posted: June 11, 2008
Results First Submitted: April 17, 2015
Results First Posted: May 29, 2015
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Alimera Sciences:
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Geographic Atrophy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Geographic Atrophy
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Fluocinolone Acetonide
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs