Study Comparing 0.5mg of Ranibizumab and Higher Doses in the Treatment of Clinically Significant Diabetic Macular Edema
A Phase I/II Study Comparing the Treatment of Clinically Significant Diabetic Macular Edema (CSDME) With 0.5mg Ranibizumab, 1.0mg Ranibizumab and 2.0mg Ranibizumab
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of Ranibizumab in patients with Clinically Significant Diabetic Macular Edema (CSDME). It will also compare treatment outcomes for patients receiving 0.5mg Ranibizumab and higher doses of 1.0mg and 2.0mg Ranibizumab.
0.5mg or 1.0mg intravitreal injection given monthly for 3 months then every other month if needed, for the first year.Patients may be treated monthly as needed. Patients in Cohort 1(the first 30 patients)will be eligible to receive treatment as needed with 2.0mg ranibizumab starting at month 24. Patients in Cohort 2(the remaining 20)will be eligible to receive treatment as needed with 2.0mg ranibizumab starting at month 12.Patients may receive 2.0mg ranibizumab for a period limited to 24 months following administration of the first 2.0mg dose. Patients completing 36 months will be eligible to be followed for an additional 24 months. Starting at Month 36, patients will be able to receive monthly, the assigned dose that they received/or could have received(if re-treatment criteria was met)at Month 35. 2/1/12 - the 2.0mg dose has been discontinued, all subjects will transition to the 0.5mg dose.
Inclusion Criteria: Type I or Type II diabetic subjects Vision between 20/20 and 20/400 Presence of Clinically Significant Diabetic Macular Edema Exclusion Criteria: Presence of any condition that would prevent clear visualization of the back of the eye Uncontrolled glaucoma Complications of glaucoma Inflammation inside the eye Certain prior eye surgeries, other than cataract surgery Other eye diseases that may compromise the vision in the study eye Certain prior eye treatments Pregnancy Uncontrolled health conditions History of heart attack History of stroke Current participation in another investigational trial