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Date submitted
Date registered
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Titles & IDs
Public title
Safety and Effectiveness Study of the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay ACI 7000PDT in Presbyopes
Scientific title
A Prospective, Multicenter Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay (ACI)™ ACI 7000PDT in Presbyopic Subjects (OUS Study)
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Universal Trial Number (UTN)
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Presbyopia 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Eye 0 0 0 0
Diseases / disorders of the eye

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Devices - AcuFocus Corneal Inlay

Experimental: AcuFocus Corneal Inlay - Implantation of the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay in emmetropic presbyopic patients.

Treatment: Devices: AcuFocus Corneal Inlay
Inlay implanted in cornea for improvement of near vision

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Treatment: Devices
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Improvement in Uncorrected Near Visual Acuity - Percent of subjects who achieved UCNVA of 20/40 or better.
Timepoint [1] 0 0
12 months
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Improvement of Near Uncorrected Visual Acuity - Mean subjective rating via questionnaire on 1 to 7 rating scale (1= very dissatisfied and 7 = very satisfied).
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12 months

Key inclusion criteria
1. Subjects must be natural emmetropes needing a minimum magnitude of +1.00D to +2.50D of
reading add.

2. Subjects must have uncorrected near visual acuity worse than 20/40 and better than
20/100 in the eye to be implanted.

3. Subject must have distance visual acuity correctable to at least 20/20 in both eyes.

4. Subjects must have a preoperative spherical equivalent of plano defined as +0.50D to
-0.75D with no more than 0.75D of refractive cylinder as determined by cycloplegic
refraction in the eye to be implanted.
Minimum age
45 Years
Maximum age
60 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
1. Subjects with a difference of > 1.00D between the spherical equivalent manifest
refraction and the spherical equivalent cycloplegic refraction.

2. Subjects with anterior segment pathology, including cataracts, in the eye to be

3. Subjects with residual, recurrent, active ocular or uncontrolled eyelid disease, or
any corneal abnormalities (including endothelial dystrophy, guttata, recurrent corneal
erosion, etc.) in the eye to be implanted.

4. Subjects with ophthalmoscopic signs of keratoconus (or keratoconus suspect) in the eye
to be implanted.

5. Subjects with a history of chronic dry eye not responding to therapy.

6. Subjects with distorted or unclear corneal mires on topography maps of the eye to be

7. Subjects who require canthotomy to generate a corneal flap in the eye to be implanted.

8. Subjects with macular degeneration, retinal detachment, or any other fundus pathology
that would prevent an acceptable visual outcome in the eye to be implanted.

9. Subjects who have undergone previous intraocular or corneal surgery including cataract
and LASIK surgery.

10. Subjects with a history of herpes zoster or herpes simplex keratitis.

11. Subjects who have a history of steroid-responsive rise in intraocular pressure,
preoperative IOP > 21 mmHg, glaucoma, or is a glaucoma suspect.

12. Subjects with a history of diagnosed diabetes, autoimmune disease, connective tissue
disease, or clinically significant atopic syndrome.

13. Subjects on chronic systemic corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive therapy that
may affect wound healing, and any immunocompromised subjects.

14. Subjects who are using ophthalmic medication(s) other than artificial tears for
treatment of any ocular pathology including ocular allergy.

15. Subjects using systemic medications with significant ocular side effects.

16. Subjects who are pregnant, lactating, or of child-bearing potential and not practicing
a medically approved method of birth control.

17. Subjects with known sensitivity to planned study concomitant medications.

18. Subjects who are participating in any other ophthalmic drug or device clinical trial
during the time of this clinical investigation.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Vista Laser Eye Clinics - Melbourne
Recruitment hospital [2] 0 0
The Eye Institute - Bondi Junction
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
3185 - Melbourne
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 0 0
2022 - Bondi Junction
Recruitment outside Australia
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New Zealand
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New Zealand
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United Kingdom
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Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Commercial sector/Industry
AcuFocus, Inc.

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
The purpose of this study is to determine if the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay ACI 7000PDT will
provide an effective method for the correction of presbyopia in patients who have normal
distance vision but need a correction such as glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
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Perry Binder, MD
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Contact person for public queries
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Summary results
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