Until recently, a search for “visual snow” on ClinicalTrials.gov would return no results (“No Studies Found”).
There were ZERO clinical trials that focused on treating or managing visual snow syndrome or its symptoms.
But that is no longer the case.
Finally… the First Ever Visual Snow Clinical Trial
There is finally a clinical trial that is designed to “to treat patients with debilitating symptoms of visual snow (VS)” and it will begin recruiting patients soon.
It was added to the official clinical trials database on December 4, 2019.
Here is the link:
Here is an excerpt:
For this study, the investigators will assess the use of MBCT-vision in patients with visual snow or associated visual symptoms, migrainous visual aura or photophobia.
Is there a catch?
The only issue, which some people might find discouraging, is the type of treatment being offered in this clinical trial…
Sadly, it is NOT a drug or a procedure or what you might consider a potential cure.
Instead, the treatment is a mindfulness-based intervention called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT).
And although it might not be the miracle you’ve been waiting for, consider the bright side…
This is the first ever interventional clinical trial that specifically addresses visual snow syndrome and its associated symptoms. And that is a HUGE milestone and a step in the right direction. (Think of this first ever VS clinical trial as a stepping stone toward more awareness, more research funding, and hopefully more exciting clinical trials.)
More to follow?
Can we expect more visual snow clinical trials to follow? Time will tell. Check the front page regularly for more updates, or…
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