2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 26: Optic Disc Abnormalities
Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy is a maternally inherited (mitochondrial) disease characterized by acute or subacute bilateral loss of central vision, optic disc edema in the acute phase, acquired red-green dyschromatopsia, and central or cecocentral scotomata in otherwise healthy patients (usually males) in their second to fourth decade of life. See BCSC Section 5, Neuro-Ophthalmology, for further discussion.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.