Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition age-related macular degeneration
Sponsor Rudolf Foundation Clinic
Start date December 2009
End date May 2013
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT01777984, EK-08-122-0708

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship among the body fat distribution, especially the visceral fat, in patients with age-related macular degeneration in comparison to patients with a normal fundus.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Measure
visceral fat ratio
time frame: 1 day

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Leptin, Amyloid, TNF alpha, CRP
time frame: 1 day

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 60 years old.

Inclusion Criteria

  • man and women over 18 years old
  • filled informed consent
  • diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration

Exclusion Criteria

  • inherited retinal disease
  • other acquired retinal macular disease
  • missing informed consent

Additional Information

Official title Impact of Visceral Fat on the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration
Principal investigator Susanne Binder
Description In this study the investigators want to examine the relationship among visceral fat, serum leptin levels, and high-sensitive CRP (hsCRP), Tnf-alpha, Amyloid alpha and Amyloid Beta serum levels in patients with age-related macular degeneration in comparison to patients with a normal fundus.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Rudolf Foundation Clinic.