Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a genetic maternally transmitted disorder characterised by sudden bilateral loss of vision. The discovery of at least one mitochondrial DNA mutation associated with the disease has provided the basis for a molecular diagnosis in about 50% of families with LHON. We present a brief review of the clinical and molecular genetic aspects of LHON along with our results in 13 patients.