Best vitelliform macular dystrophy
- Best disease
- Best macular dystrophy
- Macular degeneration, polymorphic vitelline
- Vitelliform macular dystrophy type 2
Your QuestionMy girlfriend has Best vitelliform macular dystrophy and I feel helpless because she tells me there is nothing anyone could do. Are there any clinical trials or research studies for this type of disease? Is there any treatment that can help? Also, can you go completely blind from this condition?
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The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. To find these trials, click on the link above and use "Best vitelliform macular dystrophy" as your search term. After you click on a study, review its "eligibility" criteria to determine its appropriateness. Use the study’s contact information to learn more. Check this site often for regular updates.
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