Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia

Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia


Lead Sponsor: University of Sao Paulo

Collaborator: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.

Source University of Sao Paulo
Brief Summary

Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia is characterized by incompetent and dilated retinal capillaries in the foveolar region of unknown cause for retinal telangiectasia.

In Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia, proliferative changes occur in the deep retinal capillary network, leading to intraretinal neovascularization that, unlike in age-related macular degeneration, seems to be retinal rather than choroidal in origin. Before the hemorrhagic and fibrotic state, these vessels may lead to exudation and decrease in the visual acuity. Long-term visual prognosis in patients with this complication may be poor and treatment with laser photocoagulation is unproven. Although newly reported treatment, by photodynamic therapy for neovascular membrane associated with Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia, may show vision and angiographic stability in a few cases, the improvement may be transient. VEGF has been implicated as the major angiogenic stimulus responsible for neovascularization in AMD, ensuing specific anti-VEGF treatment in these cases.

The purpose of the study is to evaluate intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (1.25mg/0.05ml) in the treatment of Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date January 2006
Completion Date December 2007
Primary Completion Date December 2006
Phase Phase 3
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Visual acuity
Optical coherence tomography
Fluorescein angiography
Enrollment 31

Intervention Type: Drug

Intervention Name: Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05ml)



Inclusion Criteria:

- patients with idiopathic macular telangiectasia

- patient consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- heart attack or cerebrovascular attack

- previous treatment for others retinopathy

- media opacities that preclude visualization of the fundus

- inability to understands the implications of the protocol

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 40 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Facility: From the Retina and Vitreous Service, Department of Ophthalmology. Sao Rafael Hospital, Monte Tabor Foudation
Location Countries


Verification Date

March 2007

Has Expanded Access No
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Study Design Info

Allocation: Non-Randomized

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: None (Open Label)