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Macular Degeneration clinical trials at UC Health
17 in progress, 12 open to eligible people

  • A Staged Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of ASP7317 in Senior Adults Who Are Losing Their Clear, Sharp Central Vision Due to Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    This study is for adults 50 years or older who are losing their clear, sharp central vision. Central vision is needed to be able to read and drive a car. They have been diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration (called dry AMD). The macula is the part of the eye that allows one to see fine detail. AMD causes cells in the macula to die (atrophy). This study is looking at a new treatment for slowing or reversing dry AMD, called ASP7317. ASP7317 is a specially created type of cells derived from stem cells. ASP7317 cells are injected into the macula of the eye. Immunosuppressive medicines (called IMT) are also taken around the time of injection of the cells to prevent the body from rejecting them. The study is divided into 3 stages. Stage 1 looks at the safety of ASP7317 at different dose levels. Researchers want to learn which of 3 different dose levels of ASP7317 work without causing unwanted effects. The doses are low, medium and high numbers of cells. IMT medicines will also be taken by mouth (oral) for 13 weeks around the time of the injection of ASP7317. In Stage 2, the participants are selected by chance (randomization) to be in the ASP7317 treatment group or to be in the control group (no treatment). What was learned about the dose of ASP7317 in stage 1 will be used to determine the appropriate dose(s) in this stage. In those who receive ASP7317, oral IMT medicines will also be taken for 13 weeks. 26 weeks after ASP3717 is injected, the best corrected visual acuity will be compared between participants who received ASP7317 and in those who did not (control group). Visual acuity is a test to find out what the smallest letters are that one can read on a standard chart. This test will be masked. Masked means the study opticians who measure one's visual acuity don't know whether the participant received ASP7317 or not. In Stage 3, participants in the untreated control group from stage 2 will have the option to receive treatment with ASP7317. They must have been in the study for 26 weeks and still meet the requirements for treatment.

    at UCLA

  • A Study Assessing AR-13503 Implant Alone and in Combination With Aflibercept in Subjects With nAMD or DME

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    First-in-Human Study of the Safety of AR-13503 Sustained Release Intravitreal Implant in Subjects with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (nAMD) and Subjects with Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

    at UCLA

  • A Study Assessing the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of RO7171009 in Participants With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of intravitreal injections of RO7171009 administered every 4 weeks (Q4W) or every 8 weeks (Q8W) for approximately 76 weeks in participants with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared with sham control.

    at UCLA

  • A Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal APL-2 Therapy With Sham Injections in Patients With Geographic Atrophy (GA) Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    This is a 30-month, Phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-masked, sham-injection controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety of multiple IVT injections of APL-2 in subjects with GA secondary to AMD.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of KSI-301, an Anti-VEGF Antibody Biopolymer Conjugate, Versus Aflibercept in Patients With Neovascular (Wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, durability, and pharmacokinetics of KSI-301 administered at 12, 16 and 20 weeks intervals as specified in the protocol, compared with aflibercept once every 8 weeks (Q8W), in participants with treatment-naïve neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (nAMD).

    at UCSD

  • Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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

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

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    This study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of the Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) 100 mg/mL with refills administered every 24 weeks (Q24W) for approximately 144 weeks in participants with neovascular age-related macular degeneration who have completed either Phase II Study GX28228 (Ladder) or Phase III Study GR40548 (Archway).

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Metformin for the Minimization of Geographic Atrophy Progression in Patients With AMD

    open to eligible people ages 55 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether metformin, an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of type II diabetes, is a safe and effective treatment to decrease the progression of geographic atrophy in non-diabetic patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Non Exudative AMD Imaged With SS-OCT

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    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

  • Phase 2 Tolerability and Effects of ALK-001 on Stargardt Disease

    open to eligible people ages 12-60

    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 12 and 60 years old. Funding Source - FDA OOPD

    at UCLA

  • Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal APL-2 Therapy With Sham Injections in Patients With Geographic Atrophy (GA) Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    This is a 30-month, Phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-masked, sham-injection controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety of multiple IVT injections of APL-2 in subjects with GA secondary to AMD.

    at UC Irvine

  • Telescope Exchange Study

    open to eligible people ages 65 years and up

    VisionCare's Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT, intraocular telescope or telescope) is indicated for monocular implantation to improve vision in eyes of patients at least 65 years of age with severe to profound vision impairment caused by bilateral central scotomas associated with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients with end-stage AMD who have undergone bilateral cataract removal and intraocular lens placement are currently contraindicated for telescope surgery. These patients have no viable therapy available to improve their vision. The objective of the TES pilot study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of implanting the intraocular telescope for improving vision in patients with bilateral end-stage age- related macular degeneration who are pseudophakic.

    at UC Irvine

  • A Phase III Study to Evaluate the Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab Compared With Monthly Ranibizumab Injections in Participants With Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Study GR40548 is a Phase III, randomized, multicenter, open-label (visual assessor [VA]-masked), active-comparator study designed to assess the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of 100mg/ml delivered via the Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) compared with ranibizumab intravitreal injections at 0.5 mg (10 mg/mL) in participants with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD).

    at UCLA UCSF

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Faricimab in Participants With Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (TEN...

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, durability, and pharmacokinetics of faricimab administered at intervals as specified in the protocol, compared with aflibercept once every 8 weeks (Q8W), in participants with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). The global enrollment phase has closed, but participants are still being recruited only at sites in Japan.

    at UC Davis UCSD

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

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    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

  • 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

  • The IAI-OCTA Study; a Study of OCT-Angiography Analysis Efficacy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A study investigating the ability of OCTA imaging technology to identify and analyze untreated type 1, 2, and 3 neovascular membrane lesions in treatment naive patients with exudative macular degeneration, as well as investigating the ability of the OCTA imaging technology to evaluate the treatment outcomes of Intravitreal Aflibercept Injection in neovascular lesions associated with macular degeneration. This study is utilizing a new, FDA approved, non-standard of care technology (OCT-Angiography by Optovue) to image and evaluate the treatment outcomes of using standard of care Intravitreal Aflibercept Injections for their approved use in patients diagnosed with neovascular AMD who are naive to previous Anti-VEGF therapies.

    at UCLA

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