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The Effect of Therapy With Bevacizumab in Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00864773
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2009 by Hallym University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : March 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2009
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Hallym University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The pathophysiology of central serous chorioretinopathy remains controversial. traditional treatment is laser photocoagulation or photodynamic therapy.Recently Bevacizumab (Avastin, Genetech),an antibody to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF),has known antipermeability properties and therefore may theoretically reverse the changes seen in central serous chorioretinopathy. The aim of this study is To investigate concentrations of growth factors and inflammatory cytokines and to report the effect of therapy with bevacizumab in eyes with central serous chorioretinopathy

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Procedure: intravitreal injection with anterior paracentesis Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intraocular Concentrations of Growth Factors and Cytokines in Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy And the Effect of Therapy With Bevacizumab
Study Start Date : March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2010

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Drug Information available for: Bevacizumab

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: intravitreal injection with anterior paracentesis
    0.1cc Aqueous humor samples were taken each time an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (2.5 mg in 0.1 ml)
    Other Names:
    • Bevacizumab (Avastin, Genetech)
    • an antibody to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Concentrations of growth factors and inflammatory cytokines in Aqueous humor [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Central macular thickness at optical coherence tomography [ Time Frame: baseline, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of central serous chorioretinopathy
  • Idiopathic neurosensory retinal elevation demonstrated by optical coherent tomography
  • Presence of focal leaks at the level of the RPE on fluorescein angiography

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known side effects of systemic bevacizumab administration
  • Have a significant cardiovascular or thromboembolic history or were pregnant
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Responsible Party: Hallym University Medical Center Identifier: NCT00864773    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-3-16
First Posted: March 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Endothelial Growth Factors
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors