Systemic Complement Inhibition with Eculizumab for Geographic Atrophy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The COMPLETE Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of eculizumab, a systemic inhibitor of complement component (C5), on the growth of geographic atrophy (GA) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Design: Prospective, double-masked, randomized clinical trial.Participants: Patients with GA measuring from 1.25 to 18 mm2 based on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging.Methods: Patients were randomized 2:1 to receive intravenous eculizumab or placebo over 6 months. In the eculizumab treatment arm, the first 10 patients received a low-dose regimen of 600 mg weekly for 4 weeks followed by 900 mg every 2 weeks until week 24, and the next 10 patients received a high-dose (Read more...)

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