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New York, New York 10021


Purpose:

A compassionate method of treatment is offered to patients where lesions do not meet acceptable criteria for standard therapy. Visudyne (Photodynamic Therapy) and laser photocoagulation treatment (a treatment using heat from a fine point laser beam) have not been found to be effective in treating the lesions these patients have. Anecortave acetate is an experimental drug that is being tested to prevent the growth of blood vessels under the retina in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


Study summary:

Patients will receive a sub-Tenon injection of 15mg of Anecortave acetate in their study eye with the use of a counter pressure device. Patients will then be followed for up to 24 months. The patients will have the option of extending their participation in the study for an additional 24 months. Statistical analysis will include comparison of patient follow-up visual acuity and angiographic data.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Clinical diagnosis of patients whose lesions do not meet acceptable criteria for standard of care treatment (PDT or laser). 2. Patients must be 18 years of age or older to receive treatment. 3. Visual acuity of 20/30 to 20/320 Study Eye on the ETDRS visual acuity chart. 4. Visual acuity of 20/800 or better Fellow Eye on the ETDRS visual acuity chart. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient with significantly compromised visual acuity in the study eye due to concomitant ocular conditions. 2. Patients who have undergone intraocular surgery within last 2 months. 3. Patient participating in any other investigational drug study. 4. Use of an investigational drug or treatment related or unrelated to their condition within 30 days prior to receipt of study medication. 5. Inability to obtain photographs to document CNV (including difficulty with venous access). 6. Patient with significant liver disease or uremia. 7. Patient with known adverse reaction to fluorescein and indocyanine green or iodine. 8. Patient has a history of any medical condition which would preclude scheduled visits or completion of study. 9. Patient has had insertion of scleral buckle in the study eye. 10. Patient has received radiation treatment. 11. Patient is on anticoagulant therapy with the exception of aspirin. 12. Patient is pregnant or nursing.


NCT ID:

NCT00211484


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jason S. Slakter, MD
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New York, New York 10021
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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