フジワラ アツシ
  藤原 篤之
   所属   川崎医療福祉大学  リハビリテーション学部 視能療法学科
   職種   助教
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Effect of topical isopropyl unoprostone on macular atrophy progression in eyes with exudative age-related macular degeneration.
掲載誌名 正式名:Medicine
略  称:Medicine (Baltimore)
ISSNコード:15365964/00257974
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 96(12),e6422頁
著者・共著者 Shiragami Chieko, Miyake Masahiro, Fujiwara Atsushi, Morizane Yuki, Tsujikawa Akitaka, Yamashita Ayana, Shiraga Fumio
発行年月 2017/03
概要 BACKGROUND:To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical isopropyl unoprostone (IU) in treating macular atrophy in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients.METHODS:Fifty-two AMD patients with macular atrophy were included and randomly assigned (1:1) to the treatment (topical 0.15% IU) or placebo group. Subjects used study eye drops 3 times a day for 54 weeks. The macular atrophy was documented on fundus autofluorescence photographs and measured using RegionFinder. The enlargement rate of macular atrophy and the changes in visual acuity were examined statistically between baseline and 54 weeks.RESULTS:Forty-eight subjects were included in the analyses because 4 subjects withdrew from the study. The differences between the IU and placebo groups in mean and median area of macular atrophy were not statistically significant at baseline. The baseline median lesion size of macular atrophy was 2.33 mm in the IU group and 1.63 mm in the placebo group (P = 0.51). The intergroup difference in the enlargement ratio of macular atrophy (21 ± 15% in the IU group and 111 ± 96% in the placebo group) was statistically significant (P < 0.001). Additionally, visual acuity tended to improve over baseline in the IU group. No serious adverse events were observed.CONCLUSIONS:Topical IU therapy is safe and effective for treating macular atrophy in AMD patients.
DOI 10.1097/MD.0000000000006422
PMID 28328847