January 06, 2020
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VIDEO: Retinal ganglion cells preserved in LHON

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NEPTUNE, N.J. – All retinal ganglion cells are equally damaged in most retinal neuropathies, but a case presented here at the New Jersey Academy of Optometry continuing education event showed that these cells are preserved in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy.

Lucy Zhu, OD, said she found that in LHON the pupillary light response is brisk and there is no afferent pupillary defect.

The NJAO provided a grant for Zhu to present her research at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.

Disclosure: Zhu reports no relevant financial disclosures.