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Leber optic atrophy

Leber optic atrophy: Introduction

Leber optic atrophy: An inherited biochemical disorder due to mitochondrial mutation. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Leber optic atrophy is available below.

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Definitions of Leber optic atrophy:

A maternally linked genetic disorder that presents in mid-life as acute or subacute central vision loss leading to central scotoma and blindness. The disease has been associated with missense mutations in the mtDNA, in genes for Complex I, III, and IV polypeptides, that can act autonomously or in association with each other to cause the disease. (from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man,, MIM#535000 (April 17, 2001)) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Leber optic atrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Leber optic atrophy, or a subtype of Leber optic atrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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