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Macular Degeneration clinical trials at UC Health
17 in progress, 6 open to new patients

  • A Phase 1b Dose Escalation Evaluation of Safety and Tolerability and a Phase 2 Proof of Concept Investigation of Efficacy and Safety of ASP7317 for Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration

    open to eligible people ages 50-85

    The purpose of this study during the Dose Escalation stage is to assess the safety and tolerability of 3 ascending doses of ASP7317 in participants with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), of which one dose will be selected for evaluation of efficacy and safety during the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage of the study. The primary purpose of the study during the PoC stage is to assess the safety, tolerability and superiority of ASP7317 at low cells/dose and the selected dose compared to untreated control and ASP7317 low cells/dose versus the selected dose in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA). This study will also assess safety by incidence of graft failure or rejection with a 13-week regimen of immunosuppression therapy. Efficacy will also be assessed by the differences among ASP7317 at low cells/dose, ASP7317 at the selected dose and the untreated control group in other functional and structural parameters and patient reported outcomes during the PoC stage. During the Extension stage this study will assess the safety and tolerability of ASP7317 at the most efficacious dose from PoC in participants randomized to the untreated control group.

    at UCLA

  • Metformin vs. no treatment in the progression of geographic atrophy (GA), a type of age-related macular eye degeneration (AMD)

    “Can Metformin, used to treat Diabetes, slow the progression of geographic atrophy in patients with age-related macular eye degeneration?”

    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 UCSF UC Davis

  • 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

  • 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

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

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    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

  • A Dose Ranging Study of OPT-302 With Ranibizumab in Neovascular (Wet) AMD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A multicentre, randomised, parallel group, sham-controlled, double-masked, dose-ranging study, investigating two doses of OPT-302 in combination with ranibizumab compared with ranibizumab with sham, over six consecutive monthly dosing cycles in participants with neovascular (wet) AMD.

    at UCSF

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

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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 (PDS) compared with ranibizumab intravitreal injections at 0.5 mg (10 mg/mL) in participants with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD).

    at UCSD UCLA UCSF

  • Clinical Trial of Stem Cell Use in Vision Loss

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

    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

  • 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 (PDS) with ranibizumab 100 mg/mL with refills administered every 24 weeks (Q24W) for approximately 144 weeks in participants with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) who have completed either Phase II Study GX28228 or Phase III Study GR40548.

    at UCSD UCLA UCSF

  • 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

  • Long Term Follow Up of Sub-retinal Transplantation of hESC Derived RPE Cells in Patients With AMD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of his study is to evaluate the long term safety and tolerability of MA09-hRPE cellular therapy in patients with advanced dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) from one to five years following the surgical procedure to implant the MA09-hRPE cells.

    at UCLA

  • Measuring Geographic Atrophy in AMD Patients Using the Nidek MP-3 Microperimetry Device

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The investigators would like to know if different imaging devices can improve the quality of images and visualization of imaged tissues. Also, the investigators would like to find out whether these changes are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Using images of previous participants will allow us to demonstrate the advancement of different technologies, as well be used to allow comparisons between current technologies.

    at UCLA

  • Safety and Efficacy of Abicipar Pegol in Patients With Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a safety and efficacy study of abicipar pegol in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

    at UC Irvine UC Davis

  • Study of the Efficacy and Safety of the Ranibizumab Port Delivery System (RPDS) for Sustained Delivery of Ranibizumab in Participants With Subfoveal Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) (LADDER)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase II clinical study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of three different formulations of ranibizumab delivered via RPDS implant compared with the standard of care (SOC) intravitreal (ITV) injections of ranibizumab, in participants with subfoveal neovascular AMD.

    at UCSF UCSD 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

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • 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 (AMD)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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 UCSD UCLA UCSF

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