The neuro-ophthalmology of mitochondrial disease.

  title={The neuro-ophthalmology of mitochondrial disease.},
  author={John Alexander Fraser and V Biousse and N J Newman},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  volume={55 4},
Mitochondrial diseases frequently manifest neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms and signs. Because of the predilection of mitochondrial disorders to involve the optic nerves, extraocular muscles, retina, and even the retrochiasmal visual pathways, the ophthalmologist is often the first physician to be consulted. Disorders caused by mitochondrial dysfunction can result from abnormalities in either the mitochondrial DNA or in nuclear genes which encode mitochondrial proteins. Inheritance of these… CONTINUE READING
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