Official Title

Intravitreal Aflibercept Injection for Symptomatic Macular Edema From Retinal Artery Macroaneurysms
  • Phase

    Phase 1
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Unknown status
  • Study Participants

Phase 1, non-randomized, open label, noncomparative trial to study the effect of intravitreal injection of aflibercept on eyes with symptomatic macular edema from retinal artery macroaneurysms.
Baseline evaluation will consist of measurement of best-corrected ETDRS visual acuity, complete eye exam, including IOP measurement, color photos and intravenous fluorescein angiography, spectral domain OCT and vitals. Patients meeting eligibility criteria will be treated with an intravitreal injection of 2.0 mg aflibercept under usual aseptic precautions. Follow up visits will be on Day 7, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180. At each follow-up visit, best-corrected ETDRS visual acuity, IOP measurement and central foveal thickness (CFT) by SDOCT will be obtained. Color photos and IVFA will be performed at month 3 and 6 visits.

Retreatment shall be performed no sooner than two months after previous injection for one or more the following criteria 1. CFT >310 microns 2. Intraretinal or subretinal fluid on SDOCT 3. Increase in CFT by 50 or more microns from the lowest value observed after intravitreal aflibercept injection 4. Decrease in vision by 5 or more letters frpm the previous visit associated with OCT evidence of macular edema. 5. Appearance of new hemorrhage on color photographs.

Final follow-up will be at six months. Data collected will include, change in ETDRS visual acuity from the baseline, change in CFT, number of injections, number of eyes completely dry by SDOCT, and number of eyes with a thrombosed RAM by IVFA.
Study Started
May 14
Primary Completion
Feb 29
Study Completion
Feb 29
Last Update
Aug 08

Drug aflibercept

Intravitreal injection of 2.0 mg aflibercept at baseline, and repeated no sooner than two months from the previous injection for persistent macular edema as defined in the protocol.

  • Other names: Eylea

Patients with macular edema from RAM Experimental

Intravitreal aflibercept 2.0 mg injection for eyes meeting eligibility criteria will be administered at baseline. Reinjection of the drug for protocol-defined criteria at least two months after previous injection.


Inclusion Criteria:

Symptomatic macular edema caused by RAM in one of the eyes. If both eyes are involved, the eye with worse central foveal thickness will be enrolled in the study.
CFT of 310 microns or more by spectral domain OCT or lipid in the center of the fovea
Best-corrected visual acuity of 73 to 24 letters.
Willing and able to comply with clinic visits and study-related procedures.
Willing to provide informed consent -

Exclusion Criteria:

Media opacity
pre-retinal fibrosis, retinal detachment, vitreo-macular traction
Infectious keratitis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis or scleritis
Any ocular surgery during the preceding 3 months.
aphakia or uncontrolled glaucoma
subfoveal hemorrhage
History of systemic or intravitreal anti-VEGF injections, intravitreal steroid injection or implant, or laser treatment to RAM within six months
Any other ocular disease responsible for decrease in vision.
Concomitant ocular disease that can cause increase in foveal thickness
Ocular inflammation from any cause
Recent (<3 months) history of a thromboembolic event
Pregnant or breast feeding women.
Sexually active men or women of child bearing potential who are unwilling to practice adequate contraception during the study.
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