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What is Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) ?

Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial neurodegenerative disease affecting the optic nerve and often characterized by sudden vision loss in young adult carriers.

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My life with LHON

by RareConnect team published 6 months ago
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I was wondering that maybe it could be interesting to explain the way we DO NOT see, to talk about the blurry spot, like a TV with bad signal. Then...

Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON)

by russellgww published 6 months ago
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In June 2011, Russell Wheeler’s twenty-four year old son, Richard, began to experience blurring of his vision. An examination revealed a swollen op...

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