Skip to main content
  • Should I be tested for Leber’s disease?


    Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy runs in my family. My aunt and cousin have both been diagnosed and are now legally blind. My mother was tested and was negative—should I be tested as well?


    Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (a disease that causes the optic nerve to rapidly degenerate) has a maternal inheritance. So if your mother is negative, then you will not be affected.

    Answered By: