Triamcinolone Acetonide Suprachoroidal Injectable Suspension for Uveitic Macular Edema: Integrated Analysis of Two Phase 3 Studies

Steven Yeh, Christopher R. Henry, Barry Kapik, Thomas A. Ciulla

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INTRODUCTION: Macular edema, a common complication of uveitis, may result in vision loss. The aim of this analysis was to report integrated phase 3 trial data for triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension for suprachoroidal use (SCS-TA) in the treatment of macular edema secondary to noninfectious uveitis using strict inclusion criteria.

METHODS: This analysis included patients with central subfield thickness (CST) ≥ 300 µm and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of ≥ 5 and ≤ 70 Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) letters at both screening and baseline who received ≥ 1 study treatment in either PEACHTREE (randomized, double-masked SCS-TA or sham control) or AZALEA (open-label SCS-TA). Patients received SCS-TA 4.0 mg (0.1 ml of 40 mg/ml) or control at baseline and week 12.

RESULTS: In the SCS-TA group (n = 95), 47.4% of patients gained ≥ 15 ETDRS letters from baseline to week 24 versus 16.7% of patients in the control group (n = 60; P < 0.001). Mean change in BCVA in the SCS-TA group was 9.6 letters at week 4 and 13.9 letters at week 24. CST also improved rapidly in the SCS-TA group (mean change: - 158.4 µm at week 4), with sustained reduction throughout the study (mean change: - 163.9 µm at week 24 versus - 19.3 µm in the control group; P < 0.001). No treatment-related serious adverse events (AEs) were reported. Incidence of AEs pertaining to elevated intraocular pressure was 12.6% and 15.0% in the SCS-TA and control groups, respectively; incidence of cataract formation/worsening AEs was 7.4% and 6.7%, respectively.

CONCLUSION: In this integrated analysis utilizing strict inclusion criteria, SCS-TA was found effective in the treatment of patients with macular edema associated with noninfectious uveitis and was generally well tolerated.

TRIAL REGISTRATION: identifier: NCT02595398, NCT03097315.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-591
Number of pages15
JournalOphthalmology and Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • Central subfield thickness
  • Macular edema
  • Suprachoroidal
  • Triamcinolone acetonide
  • Uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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