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Geographic Atrophy clinical trials at UCLA

7 in progress, 4 open to eligible people

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  • Intravitreal JNJ-81201887 (AAVCAGsCD59) Compared to Sham Procedure for the Treatment of Geographic Atrophy (GA) Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate change in geographic atrophy (GA) lesion growth of eyes treated with JNJ-81201887 compared to sham control.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Tinlarebant to Explore Safety and Efficacy in Geographic Atrophy

    open to eligible people ages 60-85

    This Phase 3, multicenter, double-masked, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, randomized, fixed-dose clinical study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tinlarebant (LBS-008) in subjects diagnosed with GA.

    Beverly Hills, California and other locations

  • ASP7317 in Senior Adults Who Are Losing Their Clear, Sharp Central Vision Due to Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease which causes people to lose their sharp central vision over time. Aging damages the macula, which is in the middle of the retina - the light-sensitive part at the back of the eye. There are 2 types of AMD - wet AMD and dry AMD. The advanced stage of dry AMD causes vision loss. This is known as geographic atrophy. AMD makes everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. ASP7317 is a potential new treatment for people with AMD. ASP7317 are human stem cells which have changed into cells found in the retina. ASP7317 is injected under the macula. It is hoped that ASP7317 will replace some of the damaged cells in the macula and improve vision for people with dry AMD. Before ASP7317 is available as a treatment, the researchers need to check its safety and how well it is tolerated. They will also check for signs of improved vision. People taking part in this study will be older people who have geographic atrophy caused by dry AMD. This is an open-label study. This means that people in this study and clinic staff will know that people will receive ASP7317. There will be 3 doses of ASP7317. These are low, medium and high numbers of cells. ASP7317 will be injected under the macula after the person is given either a local or a general anesthetic. To prevent the body from rejecting the cells, people will take tablets of tacrolimus a few days before receiving ASP7317 for up to a few weeks afterwards. Other medicines will be taken during this time to stop infections. There will be 2 groups in the study. Group 1 will be people with severe vision loss and Group 2 will be people with moderate vision loss. There will be different small groups of people within Group 1 and Group 2, with each small group receiving 1 of the 3 doses of ASP7317. Different small groups of people within Group 1 and Group 2 will receive lower to higher doses of ASP7317. Each small group will only receive 1 dose. Group 1 will start treatment first. At each dose, a medical expert panel will check the results of the first person in the group to decide if the rest of the group will receive the same dose. Then, the panel will decide if more people may receive the same dose or if the next group may receive the next highest dose. The panel will use the results from the lower dose of Group 1 to decide when Group 2 starts treatment (also at the lower dose). The panel will also use the results of the middle and higher doses in Group 1 to decide when and how many people in Group 2 can receive these doses. During the study, people will visit the clinic several times for up to 12 months (1 year). During all visits, the study doctors will check for any medical problems after receiving ASP7317. Vital signs will be checked a few days before treatment with ASP7317 and up to about a month afterwards. Vital signs include blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. At some visits, the study doctors will also take blood samples for blood tests. At most visits, people will have eye tests and have different images, scans, and measurements taken. This could be for the affected eye or both eyes, depending on the test. People can visit the clinic extra times, if needed.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Non Exudative AMD Imaged With SS-OCT- Extension

    open to all eligible people

    The investigators wish to better understand the role of the choriocapillaris (CC) in the formation and progression of non-exudative in age related macular degeneration (armd) by imaging the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe) and the choroidal microvasculature and by studying their inter-dependence to determine if the loss of the CC could prove useful as an anatomic clinical trial endpoint in future drug trials.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Danicopan in Participants With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a dose finding study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of danicopan in participants with GA secondary to AMD. The study consists of a Screening Period of up to 6 weeks, a 104-week masked Treatment Period, followed by a 30-day Follow-up after the last dose. This study will have 4 treatments arms: 100 milligrams (mg) twice daily (bid), 200 mg bid, 400 mg once daily (qd), and matching placebo.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Pegcetacoplan (APL-2) in Subjects With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to AMD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a phase 3, open-label, multicenter, extension study to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of pegcetacoplan (APL-2) in subjects with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who participated in Study APL2-103 (NCT03777332) or completed the treatment at Month 24 of either Study APL2-303 (Derby, NCT03525613) or Study APL2-304 (Oaks, NCT03525600).

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Avacincaptad Pegol Open-Label Extension for Patients With Geographic Atrophy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to assess long-term safety of avacincaptad pegol intravitreal administration for patients with geographic atrophy (GA) who completed Study ISEE2008 (GATHER2) through the Month 24 visit on study treatment (either avacincaptad pegol or Sham).

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

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