What is Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy?

Also known as: LHON, Leber's optic atrophy, Leber's optic neuropathy.

Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is an inherited form of blindness. Usually occurring in adolescent or older males, rare cases may start early in childhood.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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