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LHON Forum 2022

November 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Event Details:


“Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a blinding mitochondrial disease that disproportionately affects young men. The diagnosis can be challenging with significant delays before a confirmed molecular diagnosis is reached. In this LHON Forum, we will discuss exciting developments in the field highlighting how a deeper understanding of the pathological mechanisms contributing to retinal ganglion cell loss is shaping the therapeutic landscape for this inherited optic nerve disorder.”


Title: The current state of understanding and treatment for LHON

  • Block 1
    • Chair: Professor Patrick Yu Wai Man (Cambridge, UK)
    • Genetics: Professor Valerio Carelli (Bologna, Italy)
    •  Mechanisms/pathways:
    • Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD, Flora L. Thorton Chair in Vision Research/ Vice-Chair, Doheny Eye Center UCLA
      (Los Angeles, USA)
    • Diagnose: Dr. Chiara La Morgia (Bologna, Italy)
    • Discussion

    Block 2 

    • Chair: Professor Patrick Yu Wai Man (Cambridge, UK)
    • LEROS: Professor Thomas Klopstock (Munich, Germany)
    • Gene therapy: Professor Nancy Newman (Atlanta, USA)
    • Window of opportunity/ chronic patients: Professor Marcela Votruba (Cardiff, UK)
    • Discussion


November 28, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Doheny Eye Institute
150 North Orange Grove Blvd. Rm 264
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States


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