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Are There Any Clinical Trials On New Treatments?
Clinical trials do provide people with the earliest possible access to potential new treatments for a disease. In addition to the benefits, there are potential risks of being in a clinical trial. The new treatment, for instance, may not be effective and may have unrecognized side effects.
Among the trials underway are surgery to remove abnormal vessels and anti-angiogenesis drugs to stop leaking blood vessels.
A list of clinical trials at almost 50,000 locations nationwide is available at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Check it regularly for new AMD clinical trials.