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Clinical trial for diabetic macular edema enrolling patients
Date:3/26/2010

na Do of the Wilmer Eye Institute, researchers from 14 clinical centers throughout the U.S. enrolled 126 patients to compared the effectiveness of ranibizumab versus conventional treatment laser photocoagulation therapy. The study results showed a significantly greater improvement in vision in patients treated with ranibizumab than those receiving laser surgery or a combination of both.

Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Campochiaro, Dr. Do, and 14 other clinician scientists from clinical centers in California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Texas designed the READ-3 Study.

Ranibizumab was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with a type of age-related macular degeneration in June 2006. In addition to the READ studies, Genentech is conducting two parallel, phase 3 trials studying the safety and efficacy of different doses of ranibizumab to treat diabetic macular edema.


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Contact: Joana Casas
mcasas@jdrf.org
212-479-7560
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
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