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Comparison of Initial Treatment in With Laser Grid in Diabetic Macular Edema to Intra Vitreal Avastin Injections

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2013 by Ziv Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
yehudit.hackmon, Ziv Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2013
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2013
History: No changes posted

there is no yet agreement about the best way to treat Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) the two options up to day are using Grid laser treatment Vs. Avastin injections or a combination of both in this study we want to compare the two attitudes.

Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetus Mellitus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Ziv Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Macular thickness [ Time Frame: 36 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    by measuring the retinal thickness and comparing in both aproaches. and see if there is any difference.

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Grid Treatment
30 patients that were treated with laser grid treatment
Avastin Treatment
patients that were treated with Avastin injections


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Diabetic people that suffer from macular edema


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetic patients with macular edema
  • age 30 to 80 Yrs. old
  • no previous ocular treatment
  • patiens with macular edema that was shown by OCT or FA
  • patients with at least 6 months follow-up after the last treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with other ocular disease (such as glaucoma etc.)
  • patients with previous ocular surgery
  • patiens with eye trauma
  • patiens with macular edema not from DM
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01769599

Contact: Joseph Pikkel, M.D +972-50-4348206

Ziv Medical Center Recruiting
Safed, Israel, 13100
Contact: Otzem Chassid, M.D         
Principal Investigator: Joseph Pikkel, M.D         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ziv Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: yehudit.hackmon, Reaserch coordinator, Ziv Hospital Identifier: NCT01769599     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0108-12-ZIV
Study First Received: January 14, 2013
Last Updated: January 14, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Edema
Eye Diseases
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
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