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LHON treatment trials

IFOND scientific members are involved in new LHON treatment trials using the Vitamin E metabolite substance, Alpha-tocotrienol-quinone, coded EPI-743, a potent antioxidant.

An update of the ongoing open label compassionate use study published as an ARVO presentation abstract in June 2015 is here. The abstract concludes: "... EPI-743 treatment improved vision by these criteria in 56% of treated eyes. Visual improvement was noted up to 4 years following initiation of therapy suggesting that there is a large therapeutic window for recovery with EPI-743. There were no significant drug-related adverse events or clinical laboratory abnormalities. EPI-743 is a safe and effective treatment for LHON for most patients..."

Find Dr Jerry Sherman's presentation of his optometric case findings in this promising open label study in Review of Optometry Case 38 Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy [Note: be patient for the 60 second wait to download the 100 slides.]

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