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The Comparison Between the Therapeutic Affect of Intravitreal Diclophenac and Triamcinolone in Persistent Uveitic Cystoids Macular Edema

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00893854
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2009 by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2009
Information provided by:
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
Cystoids macular edema (CME) is one of the most common causes of low vision due to uveitis. The treatment for reducing the intra-ocular inflammation can decrease the macular edema. In some patients, CME persists even after inflammation control, and additional treatment is needed for better vision. Oral steroid, periocular and intravitreal Triamcinolone are the principles in treatment, but some complications like cataracts and increased ocular pressure have been seen. Diclophenac is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug that improves the vision and decreases the macular thickness by slowing down the prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) ending in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibition. In this study, the investigators are going to compare the therapeutic affect of intravitreal Diclophenac and Triamcinolone in persistent uveitic cystoids macular edema. Since diclophenac is a cheap and accessible drug in all curative centers it could be applied instead of Triamcinolone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uveitis Cystoid Macular Edema Drug: Diclophenac Drug: Triamcinolone Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Comparison Between the Therapeutic Affect of Intravitreal Diclophenac and Triamcinolone in Persistent Uveitic Cystoids Macular Edema

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Diclophenac Drug: Diclophenac
Experimental: Triamcinolone Drug: Triamcinolone

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • cystoids macular edema which is diagnosed by OCT and flurocein angiography
  • 5/200 < Visual acuity < 20/50
  • resistance to routine treatment (oral treatment, periocular injection)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of retinal disease cause macular edema like diabetes
  • arterial occlusion
  • monocular patients
  • patients candidate for intra-ocular operation
  • history of glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  • any cataract that would interfere with OCT

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00893854

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Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ophthalmic Research Center Recruiting
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 166666
Contact: Masoud Soheilian, MD    +98 21 22585952    labbafi@hotmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00893854    
Other Study ID Numbers: 8727
First Posted: May 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Macular Edema
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors