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Rare Eye Disease Affecting Teenage Boys

Rare Eye Disease Affecting Young Men

There's a very rare eye disease called Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) that can cause sudden vision loss in one eye, with rapid vision loss in the other eye. This vision loss can result in legal blindness and can affect men and women, but it is most common in teenage boys/young men.

There are two recent incidences in Florida and Texas where high school age boys were hit with, what the their eye doctors believe, is this rare disease. In both cases, the boys were completely healthy.

Read more on the recent cases here: http://abc13.com/health/rare-eye-disease-causing-teens-to-go-blind/1756024/

To read more on Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, click here.

For parents, it's important to be aware of your children's health. With LHON affecting less than 100 people per year, having these two recent cases is reminder of the importance of routine eye exams.

If you have questions about your children's eye health, contact our team. We're here to help.


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Monday, February 20, 2017 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
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