Early Safety, Efficacy Results Positive for Restoret in Wet AMD

Key Takeaways

  • Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) showed visual and anatomic improvements when treated with the investigational drug Restoret in combination with the anti-VEGF drug aflibercept.
  • Restoret was well tolerated in combination with aflibercept at 12 weeks.

Despite treatment with anti-VEGF monotherapy, most patients with neovascular (wet) AMD (NVAMD) have suboptimal visual gain (>60% of patients) and subsequent loss of vision over time. Many patients have persistent blood vessel leakage despite frequent delivery with the standard of care. Restoret is an investigational drug that seeks to eliminate leakage in retinal vascular diseases by restoring and maintaining the blood retinal barrier. 

Restoret showed promising safety and efficacy results at 12 weeks in 5 patients with treatment-naïve NVAMD, according to a press release from EyeBio. “Restoret has shown visual and anatomic improvements in patients with…NVAMD,” David R. Guyer, MD, CEO of EyeBio, told Healio. “What is most unique is that Restoret works by a completely novel mechanism of action that has not been tested in the eye before. This allows for product differentiation compared to anti-VEGF standard of care …” Results from the phase 1b/2a AMARONE trial were presented at the Macula Society meeting and demonstrated that Restoret (EYE103) was well tolerated, with no drug-related adverse events, drug-related serious adverse events or intraocular inflammation.

For more information about this trial, visit https://clinicaltrials.gov/study/NCT05919693 or contact Keith Baker, MD, at 212-914-0127 or ClinicalInquiries@eyebiotech.com

Source: Anthony DeFino, Healio Ocular Surgery News, February 14,  2024; see source article