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Intravitreal Injections-related Anxiety

Jan 14, 2014 No Comments by

Intravitreal injection of Ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) is clinically indicated for
patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) An disadvantage of this technique
is the anxiety and discomfort which patients often experience due to the idea of "getting a
needle in the eye". In addition, a recent case study indicated the importance of patient
education in achieving positive outcomes from intravitreal injections of anti-vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents. The purpose of our study is to determine whether
visual education on AMD and intravitreal injection can reduce patients' anxiety prior to the
treatment, and lessen the impact of socioeconomical status on their understanding of the
treatment and prognosis.

Clinical Trial Conditions: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Treatments in this Clinical Trial : Printed materials, Video

Eligible Clinical Trial Participant Age : Between 18 years to 100 years

Can Healthy Volunteers Participate: No

Clinical Trial Lead Sponsor: University Health Network, Toronto

Detailed Clinical Trial Description: Intravitreal injection of Ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) is clinically indicated for
patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) An disadvantage of this technique
is the anxiety and discomfort which patients often experience due to the idea of "getting a
needle in the eye". In addition, a recent case study indicated the importance of patient
education in achieving positive outcomes from intravitreal injections of anti-vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents. The purpose of our study is to determine whether
visual education on AMD and intravitreal injection can reduce patients' anxiety prior to the
treatment, and lessen the impact of socioeconomical status on their understanding of the
treatment and prognosis.

The clinical trial information was obtained from http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02035722

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