Congenital Amaurosis

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Definition

Congenital amaurosis is another name for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). It is a degenerative eye disease characterized by the inflammation of the retinal ganglion cells. This condition may lead to permanent loss of vision.

Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests like optical coherence topography and other eye examinations are conducted to determine the presence inflamed nerves in the anterior area.

Treatment

Anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat the disease.

Symptoms and Signs

The first symptoms of the disease include reduced or blurry vision. After a few weeks, edema-liked clusters fibers will start to develop in the eye, taking over the retina and causing pain and irritation.

Causes

This disease is a result of a genetic mutation of the cells' mitochondria.

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