Implication of CD35, CD21 and CD55 in Exudative Age-related Macular Degeneration

Overview

The purpose of this study is to determine a possible implication of CD21, CD35 and CD55 in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration. The aim is to asses a difference in expression rates of these factors on AMD-patients and a healthy control group.

Full Title of Study: “Is CD35, CD21 and CD55 Associated With Exudative Age-related Macular Degeneration”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 2009

Interventions

  • Other: cd 35, cd21, cd55
    • Blood drawing/ 10ml/ once- duration of 1 day of full examination of the patient

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • cd35

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • determine a possible implication of CD21, CD35 and CD55 in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration
    • Time Frame: 1 day

Secondary Measures

  • expression rates of on AMD-patients and a healthy control group
    • Time Frame: 1 year

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Man and women over 18 years old
  • Filled out informed consent
  • Diagnosis of non-exudative/ exudative age related macular degeneneration

Exclusion Criteria

  • Inherited retinal diseases
  • Other acquired retinal/ macular
  • Missing informed consent

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 55 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Rudolf Foundation Clinic
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Prof. Dr. Susanne Binder, Rudolf Foundation Clinic

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