Last updated on August 2018

A Phase III Randomized Blind Double Dummy Multicenter Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of IV THrombolysis (Alteplase) in Patients With acutE Central retInal Artery Occlusion


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Age: Between 18 - 80 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged from 18 years to 80 years
  • CRAO diagnosis by fundoscopic examination or non-mydriatic retinophotography (NMR) performed by an ophthalmologist.
  • Blindness defined according to WHO classification as visual acuity <1/20 (20/400).
  • Treatment intervention should be initiated by a stroke team as quickly as possible and within 4.5 hours from symptom onset.
  • No clinical (e.g headache with jaw claudication or scalp tenderness, no temporal pulse) or laboratory evidence (elevated CRP) of giant cell arteritis
  • No clinical or radiological evidence of stroke within the last 3 months.
  • Patients covered by health care insurance (social security)
  • Written informed consent obtained.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Symptoms onset more than 4.5 h prior to infusion start or undetermined time of symptom onset.
  • Minor VA deficit or VA rapidly improving before start of infusion.
  • CRAO without foveal ischemia.
  • Other retinal vascular disease: occlusion of branch of the CRA without significant VA loss, occlusion of the retinal vein, proliferative diabetic retinopathy or any other severe retinopathy.
  • Clinical or laboratory evidence of temporal arteritis.
  • Evidence of ICH or ischemic stroke on the pre-administration CT scan or MRI.
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Minors
  • Adults under guardianship or trusteeship
  • Any contraindication to alteplase
  • Any contraindication to aspirin

Recruitment Status: Open


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