Published Studies Related to Synalar (Fluocinolone Topical)
Randomized comparison of systemic anti-inflammatory therapy versus fluocinolone acetonide implant for intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis: the multicenter uveitis steroid treatment trial. [2011.10]
OBJECTIVE: To compare the relative effectiveness of systemic corticosteroids plus immunosuppression when indicated (systemic therapy) versus fluocinolone acetonide implant (implant therapy) for noninfectious intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis (uveitis). DESIGN: Randomized controlled parallel superiority trial. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with active or recently active uveitis... CONCLUSIONS: In each treatment group, mean visual acuity improved over 24 months, with neither approach superior to a degree detectable with the study's power. Therefore, the specific advantages and disadvantages identified should dictate selection between the alternative treatments in consideration of individual patients' particular circumstances. Systemic therapy with aggressive use of corticosteroid-sparing immunosuppression was well tolerated, suggesting that this approach is reasonably safe for local and systemic inflammatory disorders. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for diabetic macular edema: a 3-year multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial. [2011.08]
PURPOSE: We studied the 3-year efficacy and safety results of a 4-year study evaluating fluocinolone acetonide (FA) intravitreal implants in eyes with persistent or recurrent diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Prospective, evaluator-masked, controlled, multicenter clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: We included 196 eyes with refractory DME... CONCLUSIONS: The FA intravitreal implant met the primary and secondary outcomes, with significantly improved VA and DRSS and reduced DME. The most common AEs included cataract progression and elevated IOP. The 0.59-mg FA intravitreal implant may be an effective treatment for eyes with persistent or recurrent DME. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Long-term benefit of sustained-delivery fluocinolone acetonide vitreous inserts for diabetic macular edema. [2011.04]
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravitreal inserts releasing 0.2 mug/day (low dose) or 0.5 mug/day (high dose) fluocinolone acetonide (FA) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Two parallel, prospective, randomized, sham injection-controlled, double-masked, multicenter clinical trials. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with persistent DME despite at least 1 macular laser treatment were randomized 1:2:2 to sham injection (n = 185), low-dose insert (n = 375), or high-dose insert (n = 393)... CONCLUSIONS: Both low- and high-dose FA inserts significantly improved BCVA in patients with DME over 2 years, and the risk-to-benefit ratio was superior for the low-dose insert. This is the first pharmacologic treatment that can be administered by an outpatient injection to provide substantial benefit in patients with DME for at least 2 years. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Fluocinolone acetonide implantable device for diabetic retinopathy. [2011.03.01]
Diabetic retinopathy remains a major worldwide cause of preventable visual loss. Although photocoagulation and improved metabolic control are effective for patients with diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy, some patients continue to lose vision despite treatment... Combination photocoagulation and pharmacotherapy with these devices has not yet been reported.
Sustained ocular delivery of fluocinolone acetonide by an intravitreal insert. [2010.07]
PURPOSE: To compare Iluvien intravitreal inserts that release 0.2 or 0.5 microg/day of fluocinolone acetonide (FA) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, interventional, multicenter clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: We included 37 patients with DME... CONCLUSIONS: The FA intravitreal inserts provide excellent sustained intraocular release of FA for > or = 1 year. Although the number of patients in this trial was small, the data suggest that the inserts provide reduction of edema and improvement in BCVA in patients with DME with mild effects on intraocular pressure over the span of 1 year. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references. Copyright 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinical Trials Related to Synalar (Fluocinolone Topical)
Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant for Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) [Recruiting]
Purpose: To determine whether a fluocinolone acetonide sustained drug delivery implant is
effective in the treatment of retinal vein occlusion that has caused persistent macular
edema and decreased visual acuity.
Hypothesis: A fluocinolone acetonide sustained drug delivery implant will be a safe and
effective method to treat patients with macular edema and decreased vision from retinal vein
A Study of a Sustained Release Fluocinolone Implant for Treatment of Central Retinal Vein Occlusion [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a fluocinolone sustained drug delivery
implant is effective in the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion that has caused
persistent macular edema and decreased visual acuity.
Re-Implantation of a Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant for Non-Infectious Uveitis Affecting the Posterior Segment [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to collect data on patients with severe uveitis that have
required re-implantation of the sustained-release fluocinolone drug delivery device due to
depletion of study drug in their previous implanted device.
Pharmacokinetic and Efficacy Study of Fluocinolone Acetonide Inserts in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema [Active, not recruiting]
This study will evaluate the pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of an intravitreal insert
of fluocinolone acetonide for the treatment of diabetic macular edema
Retisert and Cataract Surgery in Patients With Severe Uveitis [Completed]
To review chart data at the Duke Eye Center and determined whether a 3-year fluocinolone
acetonide sustained drug delivery system (FA) safely suppressed postoperative inflammation
when combined with phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation
(phaco/PCIOL) in eyes with severe uveitis.