for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of faricimab administered at 8-week intervals or as specified in the protocol following treatment initiation, compared with aflibercept once every 8 weeks (Q8W), in participants with diabetic macular edema (DME). The global enrollment phase has closed, but participants are still being recruited only at sites in China.

Official Title

A Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked, Active Comparator-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Faricimab (RO6867461) in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema (RHINE)


Diabetic Macular Edema Macular Edema Edema Aflibercept Faricimab A: Faricimab Q8W C: Aflibercept Q8W


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Documented diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2)
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) of less than or equal to (≤)10% within 2 months prior to Day 1
  • Macular thickening secondary to diabetic macular edema (DME) involving the center of the fovea
  • Decreased visual acuity attributable primarily to DME
  • Ability and willingness to undertake all scheduled visits and assessments
  • For women of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent or use acceptable contraceptive methods that result in a failure rate of <1% per year during the treatment period and for at least 3 months after the final dose of study treatment

You CAN'T join if...

  • Currently untreated diabetes mellitus or previously untreated patients who initiated oral or injectable anti-diabetic medication within 3 months prior to Day 1
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure, defined as a systolic value greater than (>)180 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and/or a diastolic value >100 mmHg while a patient is at rest
  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or intend to become pregnant during the study
  • Treatment with panretinal photocoagulation or macular laser within 3 months prior to Day 1 to the study eye
  • Any intraocular or periocular corticosteroid treatment within 6 months prior to Day 1 to the study eye
  • Prior administration of IVT faricimab in either eye
  • Active intraocular or periocular infection or active intraocular inflammation in the study eye
  • Any current or history of ocular disease other than DME that may confound assessment of the macula or affect central vision in the study eye
  • Any current ocular condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, is currently causing or could be expected to contribute to irreversible vision loss due to a cause other than DME in the study eye
  • Other protocol-specified inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply


  • Univ of California, San Diego
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • Retina Consultants of Orange County
    Fullerton California 92835 United States


accepting new patients by invitation only
Start Date
Completion Date
Hoffmann-La Roche
Phase 3
Study Type
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