This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition optic neuropathy
Treatment stem cells
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Stem Cells Arabia
Start date April 2013
End date September 2017
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT02638714, SCA-ON1


A single arm, single center trial to assess the safety and efficacy of restoring function in damaged optic nerves using autologous purified populations of bone-marrow derived stem cells (BM-SCs) through a 24 month follow up period.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Intervention: Transplantation of autologous purified stem cells
stem cells
Intervention: Transplantation of autologous purified stem cells

Primary Outcomes

Reduction in degeneration of the optic nerve using the visual field assessment with the Humphrey automated and Goldmann manual perimeters
time frame: 24 months

Secondary Outcomes

improvement in visual function using the documentation of visual acuity using the Snellen chart
time frame: 24 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 55 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patient should suffer from Optic Nerve Atrophy diseases like diabetic retinopathy and retinal pigmentation. - Age in between 18-55 years old - Willingness to undergo bone marrow derived autologous cell therapy. - Ability to comprehend the explained protocol - Ability and willingness to regularly visit to hospital for protocol and follow up Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with preexisting or current systemic disease such as lung, liver, gastrointestinal, cardiac, immunodeficiency, syphilis, or clinically relevant polyneuropathies. - History of life threatening allergic or immune- mediated reaction

Additional Information

Official title Treatment of Optic Neuropathies Using Autologous Bone-Marrow Derived Clusters of Differentiation (CD) 34+, 133+, and 271+ Stem Cells: A Pilot Study
Principal investigator Adeeb AlZoubi, PhD
Description Optic nerve atrophy (ONA) is a condition defined as a damage to the optic nerve that harmfully affects central and peripheral vision. ONA may occur as a result of optic neuritis, compression by tumors or aneurysms, toxic and nutritional neuropathies, trauma, or as a secondary complication to other systemic diseases such as diabetes. Symptoms of ONA vary diversely, but mainly include blurred vision and a reduction in optic sharpness and color visualization. ONA is irreversible process, and current medical strategies focus on finding the underlying cause, and trying to prevent further vision loss and protect the other healthy eye. This is a Single arm, Single Center trial to assess the safety and efficacy of purified adult autologous bone marrow derived CD34+, CD133+, and CD271+ stem cells through a 24 month follow-up period. The combination of these three cell types was based on their diverse potentialities to differentiate into specific functional cell types to regenerate damaged optic nerves and supporting issues and vasculature, and the availability of clinical-grade purification system (CliniMACS) and Microbeads to purify the target cell populations in clinically-approved methods. Anticipated outcomes of this study are defined in an overall improvement of vision, restoration of functions to damaged optic nerves, and improvement in quality of life of patients.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Stem Cells Arabia.