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Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) symptoms usually begin as sudden, painless loss of central vision.
About 100 people in the U.S. experience onset of LHON vision loss each year, joining the 4,000 or so in the U.S.
LHON is a mitochondrial disease. It is usually caused by one of several pathogenic genetic mutations in the mitochondria
Those who are not aware of any family members with LHON are taken by surprise when they suddenly lose central vision
Everything about LHON is confusing...even its name! Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy is often referred to by its initials; “L-H-O-N”.
Many medical challenges are immediately understood by the general public. With a diagnosis of cancer or Alzheimer’s,
Therapeutic options and treatment strategies for LHON were discussed by Dr. Valerio Carelli and Dr. Patrick Yu-Wai-Man.
It's helpful to find a medical professional who is aware of the most current research about LHON. The condition is so rare that most medical professionals