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HI-Light Trial – What it could mean for people with vitiligo

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HI-Light Trial – What it could mean for people with vitiligo

Back in May 2015, we wrote an article in Dispatches asking for volunteers to join the HI-Light Vitiligo Trial. This trial was testing two different treatments for vitiligo: home UVB-light therapy (using a small, portable device that could be used at home) and a topical corticosteroid ointment (mometasone furoate 0.1%). There was a lot of interest in the trial and our recruitment target of 517 participants was achieved in September 2017. Since then, we have been continuing to monitor each of the study participants to see how they get on with the treatments and whether their skin colour has returned. This assessment phase will be completed at the end of 2018, when we will start to analyse the results. This means that we should be able to share the results of the HI-Light Vitiligo Trial with you towards the end of 2019.

In the meantime, we thought it might be worth explaining about the possible outcomes of the trial and what that might mean for people with vitiligo. In the HI-Light trial, we had four main questions that we wanted to answer:


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About the Author

Eyal Raveh

Eyal joined the Society in order to give back to the community, help others with vitiligo and raise awareness. He first noticed vitiligo at the age of 12, it has now spread and covers around 20% of his body.

He has a background in IT and Banking, lives in London and is very active trying to stay fit and healthy believing that a positive mental attitude can help with the pressure of society and the impact vitiligo has on one’s self esteem.

Eyal became a Trustee in 2016 and became Chairperson in 2018.

Eyal joined the Society in order to give back to the community, help others with vitiligo and raise awareness. He first noticed vitiligo at the age of 12, it has now spread and covers around 20% of his body.

He has a background in IT and Banking, lives in London and is very active trying to stay fit and healthy believing that a positive mental attitude can help with the pressure of society and the impact vitiligo has on one’s self esteem.

Eyal became a Trustee in 2016 and became Chairperson in 2018.