Combination Lucentis and Ocular Photodynamic Therapy With Visudyne, With Evaluation-based Retreatment
Lead SponsorIllinois Retina Associates
StatusCompleted No Results Posted
Indication/ConditionAge-Related Macular Degeneration
This is a one-year, randomized, single-center open-label pilot study of the safety and efficacy of combination ranibizumab and PDT for AMD. Eligible subjects will be randomized to either combination treatment, or ranibizumab monotherapy (control group).
The combination treatment group will receive ranibizumab, followed 1 week later by verteporfin PDT. Additional treatments will be based on evidence of active disease (subretinal fluid on OCT or leakage on FA): repeat ranibizumab injections will be allowed monthly, and repeat PDT will be allowed every 3 months.
The control group will receive "standard-of-care" ranibizumab monotherapy according to the protocol currently followed by most retinal specialists. Ranibizumab injections will be given at baseline and months one and two. Additional injections will be given at each monthly visit at which there is evidence of active disease by visual acuity, OCT and FA criteria.
Ranibizumab 0.5 mg
Ranibizumab 0.5mg, combined with photodynamic therapy with Verteporfin (dosage per label)
Inclusion Criteria: Presence of subfoveal CNV due to AMD, less than 9 disc areas in extent Vision 20/40 to 20/800 Snellen equivalent Age > 50 years Ability to provide written informed consent and comply with study assessments for the full duration of the study Exclusion Criteria: Intraocular surgery or injection within 30 days prior to enrollment in the study eye Intravitreal triamcinolone within the past 6 months in the study eye History of prior PDT treatment in the study eye History of argon laser treatment of subfoveal CNV in the study eye Other vision-limiting disease (e.g. advanced glaucoma, prior vascular occlusion, dense amblyopia) in the study eye Clinically significant intraocular inflammation in the study eye No light perception in the fellow eye Anterior segment opacity preventing adequate visualization of fundus for FA or OCT Are currently participating in another clinical trial Women of childbearing potential not using adequate contraception, as well as women who are breastfeeding Known sensitivity to study drug(s) or class of study drug(s) Patients with severe medical condition(s) that in the view of the investigator prohibits participation in the study Use of any other investigational agent in the last 30 days