A 39-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? how is it treated?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hereditary blindness: LHON stands for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. It is inherited from mother to child. Usually a young man loses eyesight in the enter of one eye,and shortly after he loses eyesight in other eye. Women are less often affected. Gene mutations that are responsible for this disease is known. There are no curative treatments. If you carry this gene, you should avoid smoking, alcohol certain drugs.
Answered on Dec 31, 2016
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Progressive vision: loss occurs as a result of this condition which is the most common known mitochondrial disease. About 45 mutations have been linked to LHON. Although ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Mngie: MNGIE is a multi system autosomal recessive disorder characterized by gastrointestinal dysmotility and peripheral nervous system involvement death occ ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lebers neuropathy: Lebers hereditary optic neuropathy http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
See this site: This should be helpful: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/mitochondrial-neurogastrointestinal-encephalopathy-disease.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month