Adaptations and positivity are key to living in the light with LHON sight loss
When Fabrizio Sottile went blind at the age of 17, he thought his dreams of becoming a world-class swimmer were over. But he wasn’t about to let Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) stand in his way, and he made his first appearance as part of Italy’s Paralympic team in 2016, aged 23.
As Rare Disease Day approaches on 28 February, Santhera has created an infographic explaining the signs and symptoms of the rare disease Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), a progressive eye disease that results in blindness.
LHON is a frequently misdiagnosed condition that needs faster diagnosis.