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Australia's First Snapshot of Families at Risk of Blindness From Rare Genetic Eye Disease

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New research has revealed for the first time the number of Australian families affected by genetic mutations that cause the rare genetic eye disease Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) – and the risk of going blind from the disease.

The study, which reveals that 96 Australian families are affected by the ...