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Macular Degeneration clinical trials at University of California Health

20 in progress, 6 open to eligible people

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  • ASP7317 in Senior Adults Who Are Losing Their Clear, Sharp Central Vision Due to Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease which causes people to lose their sharp central vision over time. Aging damages the macula, which is in the middle of the retina - the light-sensitive part at the back of the eye. There are 2 types of AMD - wet AMD and dry AMD. The advanced stage of dry AMD causes vision loss. This is known as geographic atrophy. AMD makes everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. ASP7317 is a potential new treatment for people with AMD. ASP7317 are human stem cells which have changed into cells found in the retina. ASP7317 is injected under the macula. It is hoped that ASP7317 will replace some of the damaged cells in the macula and improve vision for people with dry AMD. Before ASP7317 is available as a treatment, the researchers need to check its safety and how well it is tolerated. They will also check for signs of improved vision. People taking part in this study will be older people who have geographic atrophy caused by dry AMD. This is an open-label study. This means that people in this study and clinic staff will know that people will receive ASP7317. There will be 3 doses of ASP7317. These are low, medium and high numbers of cells. ASP7317 will be injected under the macula after the person is given either a local or a general anesthetic. To prevent the body from rejecting the cells, people will take tablets of tacrolimus a few days before receiving ASP7317 for up to a few weeks afterwards. Other medicines will be taken during this time to stop infections. There will be 2 groups in the study. Group 1 will be people with severe vision loss and Group 2 will be people with moderate vision loss. There will be different small groups of people within Group 1 and Group 2, with each small group receiving 1 of the 3 doses of ASP7317. Different small groups of people within Group 1 and Group 2 will receive lower to higher doses of ASP7317. Each small group will only receive 1 dose. Group 1 will start treatment first. At each dose, a medical expert panel will check the results of the first person in the group to decide if the rest of the group will receive the same dose. Then, the panel will decide if more people may receive the same dose or if the next group may receive the next highest dose. The panel will use the results from the lower dose of Group 1 to decide when Group 2 starts treatment (also at the lower dose). The panel will also use the results of the middle and higher doses in Group 1 to decide when and how many people in Group 2 can receive these doses. During the study, people will visit the clinic several times for up to 12 months (1 year). During all visits, the study doctors will check for any medical problems after receiving ASP7317. Vital signs will be checked a few days before treatment with ASP7317 and up to about a month afterwards. Vital signs include blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. At some visits, the study doctors will also take blood samples for blood tests. At most visits, people will have eye tests and have different images, scans, and measurements taken. This could be for the affected eye or both eyes, depending on the test. People can visit the clinic extra times, if needed.

    at UCLA

  • ALK-001 on Stargardt Disease

    open to eligible people ages 8-70

    The purpose of this study is to determine the long term safety and tolerability of ALK-001 (C20-D3-retinyl acetate), and to explore the effects of ALK-001 on the progression of Stargardt disease in patients between the ages of 8 and 70 years old. Funding Source - FDA OOPD

    at UCLA

  • Pivotal 1 Study of RGX-314 Gene Therapy in Participants With nAMD

    open to eligible people ages 50-89

    RGX-314 is being developed as a novel one-time gene therapy for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Wet AMD is characterized by loss of vision due to new, leaky blood vessel formation in the retina. Wet AMD is a significant cause of vision loss in the United States, Europe and Japan, with up to 2 million people living with wet AMD in these geographies alone. Current anti-VEGF therapies have significantly changed the landscape for treatment of wet AMD, becoming the standard of care due to their ability to prevent progression of vision loss in the majority of patients. These therapies, however, require life-long intraocular injections, typically repeated every four to 12 weeks in frequency, to maintain efficacy. Due to the burden of treatment, patients often experience a decline in vision with reduced frequency of treatment over time. RGX-314 is being developed as a potential one-time treatment for wet AMD.

    at UC Irvine UCSF

  • Pivotal 2 Study of RGX-314 Gene Therapy in Participants With nAMD

    open to eligible people ages 50-89

    RGX-314 is being developed as a novel one-time gene therapy for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Wet AMD is characterized by loss of vision due to new, leaky blood vessel formation in the retina. Wet AMD is a significant cause of vision loss in the United States, Europe and Japan, with up to 2 million people living with wet AMD in these geographies alone. Current anti-VEGF therapies have significantly changed the landscape for treatment of wet AMD, becoming the standard of care due to their ability to prevent progression of vision loss in the majority of patients. These therapies, however, require life-long intraocular injections, typically repeated every four to 12 weeks in frequency, to maintain efficacy. Due to the burden of treatment, patients often experience a decline in vision with reduced frequency of treatment over time. RGX-314 is being developed as a potential one-time treatment for wet AMD.

    at UC Davis UCSD

  • Observational Study of the Progression of Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    open to eligible people ages 50-94

    This is a multicenter prospective study in participants with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (iAMD). One primary objective of this study is to assess iAMD disease progression, by the timeline and rates of conversion for high-risk iAMD at baseline to more advanced atrophic AMD stages. The other primary objective of this observational study is to assess the feasibility of measuring the rate of photoreceptor loss as a potential clinical endpoint. The study will consist of an observation period of approximately 3 years (~144 weeks) for participants.

    at UC Davis

  • Non Exudative AMD Imaged With SS-OCT- Extension

    open to all eligible people

    The investigators wish to better understand the role of the choriocapillaris (CC) in the formation and progression of non-exudative in age related macular degeneration (armd) by imaging the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe) and the choroidal microvasculature and by studying their inter-dependence to determine if the loss of the CC could prove useful as an anatomic clinical trial endpoint in future drug trials.

    at UCLA

  • Danicopan in Participants With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a dose finding study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of danicopan in participants with GA secondary to AMD. The study consists of a Screening Period of up to 6 weeks, a 104-week masked Treatment Period, followed by a 30-day Follow-up after the last dose. This study will have 4 treatments arms: 100 milligrams (mg) twice daily (bid), 200 mg bid, 400 mg once daily (qd), and matching placebo.

    at UCLA

  • Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of Faricimab in Participants With Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This main long-term extension study is designed to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of faricimab 6 milligrams (mg) administered by intravitreal injection at a personalized treatment interval (PTI) to participants with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) who enrolled in and completed one of the Phase III studies: GR40306 (NCT03823287) or GR40844 (NCT03823300), also referred to as the parent studies. Eligible patients who consent to participate in this main study will be enrolled upon completion of the end-of-study visit in the parent study. Additionally, there is a substudy that is being conducted. The aim of this substudy is to evaluate the impact of intravitreal faricimab on the health of the corneal endothelial cells in the study eyes of patients with nAMD to fulfill a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) post-marketing requirement. The fellow eyes of the same enrolled participants in the substudy will serve as the controls.

    at UC Davis

  • Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This Stage II randomized, controlled, longitudinal trial seeks to assess the acceptability, feasibility, and effects of a driving decision aid use among geriatric patients and providers. This multi-site trial will (1) test the driving decision aid (DDA) in improving decision making and quality (knowledge, decision conflict, values concordance and behavior intent); and (2) determine its effects on specific subpopulations of older drivers (stratified for cognitive function, decisional capacity, and attitudinally readiness for a mobility transition). The overarching hypotheses are that the DDA will help older adults make high-quality decisions, which will mitigate the negative psychosocial impacts of driving reduction, and that optimal DDA use will target certain populations and settings.

    at UCSD

  • Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Pegcetacoplan (APL-2) in Subjects With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to AMD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a phase 3, open-label, multicenter, extension study to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of pegcetacoplan (APL-2) in subjects with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who participated in Study APL2-103 (NCT03777332) or completed the treatment at Month 24 of either Study APL2-303 (Derby, NCT03525613) or Study APL2-304 (Oaks, NCT03525600).

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Avacincaptad Pegol Open-Label Extension for Patients With Geographic Atrophy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Patients who completed Study ISEE2008 (GATHER2) and consent to participate will be administered monthly avacincaptad pegol 2 mg.

    at UCLA

  • Autologous Intravitreal Bone-marrow CD34+ Stem Cells for Retinopathy

    “We hope to learn more about the safety and feasibility of using your own (autologous) stem cells extracted from your bone marrow.”

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This pilot study is to determine whether it would be safe and feasible to inject CD34+ stem cells from bone marrow into the eye as treatment for patients who are irreversibly blind from various retinal conditions.

    at UC Davis

  • Goji vs. Fiber on Macular Degeneration

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The goal of this project is to conduct a clinical trial in 60 participants ranging from age 50-80 with small drusen who are at-risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study will evaluate the effects of 28g of goji berry intake or an equivalent amount and type of fiber, five days a week for six months, on visual health, gut microbiome profiles, skin carotenoid measures, and lipoprotein profiles..

    at UC Davis

  • Extension Study for the Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab (Portal)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of the Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) (100 mg/mL) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) who have either completed Phase II Study GX28228 (Ladder), Phase III Study GR40548 (Archway), Phase IIIb Study WR42221 (Velodrome), or completed Week 24 visit in Study WR42221 but were not eligible to be randomized in WR42221.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • HORIZON: A Phase II Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Two Doses of GT005

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this clinical study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two doses of GT005 administered as a single subretinal injection in subjects with geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

    at UC Davis

  • Post-Approval Study of the Implantable Miniature Telescope

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The objective of the PAS-01 study is to assess the safety of the intraocular as measured by the cumulative incidence of patients who within 5 years after implantation experience persistent vision-impairing corneal edema (corneal edema leading to persistent loss of best corrected distance visual acuity >2 lines from pre-surgery baseline level). The study will test the null hypothesis that the percentage of patients who experience persistent vision-impairing corneal edema is >17% against the alternative that the percentage is <17%. The null hypothesis will be rejected if the upper bound of the two-sided 95% confidence integral for the observed percentage is <17%.

    at UC Davis

  • High Dose Aflibercept Injected Into the Eye of Patients With an Age-related Disorder That Causes Loss of Vision Due to Growth of Abnormal Blood Vessels at the Back of the Eye

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    In this study researchers want to learn more about changes in visual acuity (clarity of vision) with a high dose treatment with Aflibercept (Eylea) in patients suffering from neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). Neovascular AMD is an eye disease that causes blurred vision or a blind spot due to abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the light sensitive lining inside the eye (retina). The fluid buildup causes the central part of the retina (macula) responsible for sharp, straight-ahead vision to swell and thicken (edema), which distorts vision.

    at UCSD

  • Zimura Compared to Sham in Patients With Autosomal Recessive Stargardt Disease (STGD1)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Zimura™ (complement factor C5 inhibitor) compared to Sham in subjects with autosomal recessive Stargardt disease 1 (STGD1).

    at UCLA

  • GARM II: A Study on the Genetics of Age-related Maculopathy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The original study (GARM I) has been conducted for more than 18 years at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). GARM II is a nationwide research study about age-related macular degeneration in the next generation of adults (49 to 65 years old). The purpose of this study is to identify the hereditary and exposure risk factors that lead to the development of ARM (Age related maculopathy). Participants will communicate with the research staff through a protected and confidential website and use this website to complete a number of questionnaires during the course of the study (see below). For genetic analyses, the participants will mail in easily self-collected saliva samples in special containers. Eye photographs and eye health records are sent to the research center from local sources through the Internet. Individuals are not expected to come to UCLA in order to participate. https://jseiclinres.jsei.ucla.edu/garm/ Participants will be expected to answer questionnaires or surveys about medical history, ocular history and visual symptoms, family history, smoking, dietary supplements and light exposure.

    at UCLA

  • Non Exudative AMD Imaged With SS-OCT

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The investigators wish to better understand the role of the choriocapillaris (CC) in the formation and progression of non-exudative in age related macular degeneration (armd) by imaging the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe) and the choroidal microvasculature and by studying their inter-dependence to determine if the loss of the CC could prove useful as an anatomic clinical trial endpoint in future drug trials.

    at UCLA

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