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Lucentis in Advanced Macular Degeneration
Patients with low vision (visual acuity 20/400 or worse) were excluded from the large Phase III ranibizumab clinical trials. It is not known if treatment with ranibizumab results in improved visual function in such patients.Since ranibizumab has been shown to be the most effective therapy for exudative macular degeneration we propose to treat all patients in this study with monthly ranibizumab intravitreal injections.
Patients will be assigned to one of two groups by the flip of a coin. Group #1 for "heads" and Group #2 for "tails".
Group #1 patients will be treated for 3 monthly injections of 0.5 mg of ranibizumab and then as needed therapy.
Group #2 will be treated with 6 monthly injections of 0.5 mg of ranibizumab and then as needed therapy.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
Steven R. Sanislo
Collaborator: Pacific Eye Associates
- Drug: ranibizumab
Subjects will be eligible if the following criteria are met:
- Ability to provide written informed consent and comply with study assessments for the
full duration of the study.
- Age > 50 years.
- Low vision AMD patients with a VA of 20/400 or worse.
- Evidence of active exudation as manifested by subretinal or intraretinal fluid on OCT
or fresh appearing subretinal hemorrhage on fundus examination.
Subjects who meet any of the following criteria will be excluded from this study:
- Pregnancy (positive pregnancy test) or lactation.
- Premenopausal women not using adequate contraception. The following are considered
effective means of contraception: surgical sterilization or use of oral
contraceptives, barrier contraception with either a condom or diaphragm in conjunction
with spermicidal gel, an IUD, or contraceptive hormone implant or patch.
- Any other condition that the investigator believes would pose a significant hazard to
the subject if the investigational therapy were initiated.
- Participation in another simultaneous medical investigation or trial.
- Concurrent eye disease in the study eye that could compromise visual acuity (e.g.,
diabetic retinopathy, advanced glaucoma).
Ages Eligible for Study
50 Years - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study