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A Long-Term Monitoring Study of the IMT-002 Patients

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: NCT00976235
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VisionCare, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This is a 5-year study of patients implanted with the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) under Protocol IMT-002. All patients implanted with the telescope prosthesis who enrolled in the IMT-002 trial were asked to participate in this study to monitor long-term safety. Patients will undergo examinations at six-month intervals up to a total of 5 years following implantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Macular Degeneration Device: IMT - Implantable Miniature Telescope Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Every 6 months, manifest refraction, visual acuity, intraocular pressure, slit lamp examination, endothelial cell density, device failures, complications and adverse events will be assessed.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 129 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Five Year Follow up of IMT-002 Patients; A Long-Term Monitoring Study of IMT-002 Patients
Study Start Date : June 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: IMT Device: IMT - Implantable Miniature Telescope
Implantation of the telescope prosthesis (performed under the initial study)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Long term safety (Intraocular pressure, Slit lamp, Endothelial Cell Density, Visual Acuity, Complications, Adverse Events and Device Failures) [ Time Frame: 5 years from implantation ]

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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:

  • Patients must have participated in the IMT-002 trial.
  • Patients must be able to understand and comply with the requirements of the clinical study, and be able to abide by the requirements and restrictions of the study.
  • Patients must be able to provide voluntary informed consent, and must sign and be given a copy of the written Informed Consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have not participated in the IMT-002 trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00976235

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Sponsors and Collaborators
VisionCare, Inc.
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Responsible Party: VisionCare, Inc. Identifier: NCT00976235    
Other Study ID Numbers: IMT-002-LTM
First Posted: September 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Keywords provided by VisionCare, Inc.:
Macular Degeneration
Visual Impairment
Quality of Life
Telescope Prosthesis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases