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.
Dr. Alfredo Sadun presented the keynote lecture “The optic nerve in mitochondrial neurological conditions”, at the EUROMIT 2023 meeting in Bologna, Italy; Upcoming: Dr. Sadun will participate in a webinar on Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) presented by the Optic Nerve Network on July 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. He will be discussing mitochondrial gene defects and anatomical and metabolic considerations.
To register for the webinar: https://www.webinaronlhon.com/webinar2023/#Registration_Information