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    New Diagnosis of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

    NANOS 2024

    Dr. Valerie Biousse and Dr. Nancy Newman discuss Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), with a focus on what to tell a patient who has been recently diagnosed with this rare, progressive, sight-threatening disease. Dr. Newman describes how, as a mitochondrial recessive disease, LHON most often affects males but also has certain implications for females and their immediate family members. In addition, she provides some of her recommended do's and don'ts for living with the disease. 

    Financial Disclosures: Dr. Valerie Biousse discloses financial relationships with GenSight Biologics, Neurophoenix (Consultant/Advisor). Dr. Nancy Newman discloses financial relationships with GenSight Biologics (Consultant/Advisor, Grant Support); Chiesi Farmaceutici, Neurophoenix, Neurophth Therapeutics, Stoke (Consultant/Advisor).