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Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy in Optic Neuritis

Launched by NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI) · Sep 23, 1999

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Trial Information

Current as of June 13, 2024

Completed

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Description

Optic neuritis is the leading cause of transient, spontaneous, reversible visual loss in young adults. Characteristically, patients present with central visual loss that peaks within a few days and is often associated with eye pain. Visual loss may be complete. Spontaneous recovery usually begins within 4 weeks, and marked recovery occurs within 1 to 3 months in most patients. Although clinical improvement is the rule, not all patients recover fully, and many are left with residual symptoms. Although there are limited pathological studies in inflammatory ON, the pathological changes are tho...

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Eligibility criteria

  • To be eligible, patients must have a history of one or more episodes of previous demyelinating optic neuritis occurring in the setting of classic, adult-onset definite MS (clinically definite or laboratory-supported definite MS, or cranial MRI changes consistent with MS). In most cases, onset of MS will have occurred between the ages of 18 and 45. Patients must be younger than 50 years and must have apparently irreversible loss of visual acuity that meets the following criteria:
  • Visual acuity must be worse than 20/40 for at least 6 months. Patients must be able to read at least one letter on the 1-meter eye chart. Patients with no light perception or hand movement vision only are not eligible.
  • The above level of visual dysfunction must be observed on at least two serial examinations (separated by at least 1 month) in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic.
  • Optic disc pallor must be present.
  • Patients must have impairment in the affected eye(s) on perimetry consistent with optic nerve dysfunction and must have a visual field mean deviation of less than -4.00.
  • Patients must not have received ACTH or corticosteroids within the preceding 2 months.

Attachments

readout_NCT00000117_2024-06-13.pdf

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NCT00000117_study_protocol.pdf

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About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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Timeline

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