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Treatment strategies for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is the most common primary mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) disorder in the population and it carries a poor visual prognosis. In this article, we review the development of treatment strategies for LHON, the evidence base and the areas of unmet clinical need. RECENT FINDINGS: There is accumulating evidence that increasing mitochondrial biogenesis could be an effective strategy for protecting retinal ganglion cells in LHON. A number of clinical trials are currently investigating the efficacy of viral-based gene therapy for patients harbouring the m.11778G>A mtDNA mutation. For female LHON carriers of childbearing age, mitochondrial replacement therapy is being offered to prevent the maternal transmission of pathogenic mtDNA mutations. SUMMARY: Although disease-modifying treatment options remain limited, a better understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms in LHON is paving the way for complementary neuroprotective and gene therapeutic strategies for this mitochondrial optic nerve disorder.
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