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233 personal cases of leber's optic neuropathy have been analyzed by the authors in order to present clinical symptoms, evolution and genetic aspects. A group of 23 patients, in which 7 presented the disease and the others were asymptomatic members of families with the disease, was analyzed on evaluation of abnormalities of evoked visual responses; An other(More)
Leber's optic neuropathy is a maternally inherited disease. Its transmission does not correspond to Mendelian principles and two hypothesis about the role of cytoplasmic transmission are discussed. The role of a virus or a mutation mitochondrial DNA, maternally transmitted, are possible. However if not definite conclusion can be, actually, certified, there(More)