Prophylactic Laser Treatment of Drusen Maculopathy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 4, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2011
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University Hospital, Linkoeping

Brief Summary:
To study the effect of mild laser treatment on the incidence of exudative complications in soft drusen maculopathy. We hypothesise that mild laser treatment causing a proliferation of the retinal pigment epithelium and enhancing the capacity of clearing drusen material from Bruch's membrane.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Age-related Macular Degeneration Procedure: laser treatment Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prophylactic Laser Treatment of Drusen Maculopathy in Age-related Macular Degeneration.
Study Start Date : December 1999
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in visual acuity

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. incidence of exudative complications

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 55 years of age,
  • Soft drusen maculopathy,
  • VA 0.8-1.0

Exclusion Criteria:

  • VA <0.8,
  • Pigment clumps,
  • PED,
  • CNV,
  • Atrophy,
  • Haemorrhage,
  • Diabetes retinopathy,
  • Sign cataract,
  • Glaucoma

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00348543

Dept of Ophthalmology, Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden, SE-581 85
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Linkoeping
Principal Investigator: Christina I Frennesson, MD, PhD Linkoeping University Identifier: NCT00348543     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Dnr 97346
First Posted: July 4, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2011
Last Verified: October 1999

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Linkoeping:
age-related macula degeneration
prophylactic laser treatment
exudative complication

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