Ranibizumab for the Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularisation (CNV) Secondary to Pathological Myopia (PM): an Individualized Regimen (REPAIR)

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Status and phase

Phase 2


Choroidal Neovascularisation


Drug: ranibizumab 0.5mg

Study type


Funder types



2009-014854-14 (EudraCT Number)

Details and patient eligibility


This study is designed to provide efficacy and safety data in patients with choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to myopia using an individualized as-needed (PRN) dosing schedule. Eligible patients who have provided written agreement to take part in the study will receive an intravitreal (into the study eye) injection of ranibizumab 0.5mg. Following eye examinations and tests at monthly clinic visits, the study doctor will repeat the injections on a monthly basis as required for an additional 11 months, in accordance with specified retreatment criteria. Patients will be in the study for approximately 12 months and will visit the hospital clinic 14 times over that period. The main assessments will include visual acuity tests, eye examinations, optical coherence tomography (OCT) to assess retinal thickness, fundus photography and fluorescein angiography (FA), measurement of intraocular pressure, blood pressure and pulse measurements and completion of health-related questionnaires'.


65 patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Male or female outpatients of any race, aged 18 years or older
  • Diagnosis of active primary or recurrent subfoveal or juxtafoveal CNV secondary to PM
  • Diagnosis of high myopia of at least -6 dioptres in the study eye spherical equivalent. For subjects who have undergone prior refractive or cataract surgery in the study eye, the preoperative refractive error in the study eye must have been at least -6 dioptres
  • Patients who have a BCVA score between 78 and 24 letters in the study eye using Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS)-like grading charts (approximately 6/9 - 6/96 Snellen equivalent)
  • Patients must give fully informed consent and be willing and able to comply with all study procedures

Exclusion criteria

  • History of any surgical intervention in the study eye within two months preceding screening
  • Previous macular laser photocoagulation, treatment with intravitreal steroids, verteporfin with photodynamic therapy (Visudyne®) or anti-VEGF agents ranibizumab, bevacizumab or pegaptanib sodium (Macugen®) in the study eye
  • Previous treatment with intravenously administered bevacizumab (Avastin®)
  • Prior treatment in the study eye with external-beam radiation therapy, vitrectomy, or transpupillary thermotherapy
  • History of hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs or to drugs of similar chemical classes
  • History of allergic reaction to fluorescein
  • Concurrent use of systemic anti-VEGF agents

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

65 participants in 1 patient group

ranibizumab 0.5mg
Experimental group
Drug: ranibizumab 0.5mg

Trial contacts and locations



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