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Eplerenone Treatment for Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in Hungarian Population

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: NCT02462499
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 4, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Ecsedy, Semmelweis University

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to determine the efficacy and safety of treatment with the drug eplerenone in patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Drug: Inspra (eplerenone) Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Eplerenone Treatment for Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in Hungarian Population
Study Start Date : June 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2016

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Drug Information available for: Eplerenone

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
Treatment: Eplerenone (Inspra) All patients will receive 25mg eplerenone once a day for a week, followed by 50mg once a day, for a total of 4-12 weeks.
Drug: Inspra (eplerenone)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Resolution of sub-retinal fluid measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT). [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Number of Participants with Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in macular volume at baseline, during and after the treatment with eplerenone. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Changes in visual acuity at baseline measured on Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) chart, during and after the treatment with eplerenone. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Changes in choroideal thickness at baseline measured by OCT, during and after the treatment with eplerenone in both eyes. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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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:

  • Chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) with persistent subretinal fluid on OCT for more than 3 months after initial presentation .
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with impaired decision-making ability.
  • Pregnant women or who are actively trying to conceive.
  • Additional eye disease affecting the macula or posterior retina.
  • Creatinine clearance < 50 ml/min
  • Hyperkalemia > 5 mmol/l
  • Serum creatinine > 2 mg/dl in men or > 1.8 mg/dl in women
  • Treatment with potassium sparing agents or potassium
  • Treatment with any other drugs known to cause interaction with eplerenone
  • Microalbuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02462499

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Semmelweis University, Department of Ophthalmology
Budapest, Hungary, 1085
Sponsors and Collaborators
Semmelweis University
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Responsible Party: Dr. Ecsedy, Assistant Professor, Semmelweis University Identifier: NCT02462499    
Other Study ID Numbers: CSCR 104/2014
First Posted: June 4, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing
Natriuretic Agents
Antihypertensive Agents