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Eye Patch Therapy for Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

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: NCT02036632
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 15, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 3, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Washington University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
First, this study will investigate the viability of 24-hour eye patching as a potential treatment modality for CSR. Second, this study will assess a potential physiologic explanation for CSR, namely if inhibition of photic stimulation of the diseased retina will aid in ameliorating disease severity and disease duration.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) Device: Eye Patching Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Eye Patching as a Potential Treatment Modality for and a Possible Etiological Insight on Central Serous Retinopathy
Study Start Date : November 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Eye Patching
Device: Eye Patching

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in multi-focal ERG response and macular thickness after 24-hour patch therapy in patients with CSR [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    This study is a prospective control trial that will compare 24-hour eye patch therapy with the current standard of care in patients with central serous retinopathy (CSR).

  2. Change in multi-focal ERG response [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. macular thickness [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults 18 years of age and older
  • Both males and females
  • Patients diagnosed with active central serous retinopathy
  • Patients who are willing to use an eye patch in the affected eye for 24 hours
  • Patients who are able to make the follow up appointments as required by the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals under 18 years of age
  • Patients with vision less than 20/40 in the unaffected eye.
  • Patients who are not able to undergo mfERG testing in a realiable manner.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02036632

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United States, Missouri
Washington Universtiy School of Medicine
St Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Gregory P Van Stavern, MD Washington University School of Medicine
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Responsible Party: Washington University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT02036632    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201211016
First Posted: January 15, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 3, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Retinal Diseases
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Eye Diseases