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|Title:||Methods and compositions for treating an ocular neovascular disease|
|Abstract:||The present invention comprises a group of compounds that effectively inhibit angiogenesis. More specifically, the invention comprises the compound EM-138 and its use in the inhibition of angiogenesis and treatment of angiogenesis associate diseases, including the inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis.|
|Inventor(s):||D'Amato; Robert J. (Cambridge, MA), Green; Shawn J. (Vienna, VA), Swartz, Jr.; Glenn M. (Jessup, MD), Shah; Jamshed H. (Columbia, MD), Madsen; John (Knoxville, MD)|
|Assignee:||Celgene Corporation (Summit, NJ)|
|Filing Date:||Jul 21, 2004|
|Claims:||1. A method of treating corneal neovascularization comprising administering to a human having corneal neovascularization between approximately 0.5 and approximately 50 mg/kg/day of thalidomide. |
2. The method of claim 1 wherein between approximately 1 and approximately 10 mg/kg/day of thalidomide is administered.
3. The method of claim 1 wherein the thalidomide is administered in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
4. The method of claim 1 wherein the thalidomide is administered orally, parenterally, transdermally, or topically.
5. The method of claim 1 wherein the thalidomide is administered in a form of a tablet.
6. The method of claim 1 wherein the thalidomide is administered in a form of a capsule.
7. The method of claim 1 wherein the thalidomide is administered in a form of a solution.
8. The method of claim 4 wherein the thalidomide is administered orally.
9. The method of claim 4 wherein the thalidomide is administered topically.
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