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Congenital Amaurosis

Congenital Amaurosis Causes

This disease is a result of a genetic mutation of the cells' mitochondria.

Congenital Amaurosis Definition

Congenital amaurosis is another name for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). It is a degenerative eye disease characterized by the inflammation of the retinal ganglion cells. This condition may lead to permanent loss of vision.

Congenital Amaurosis Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests like optical coherence topography and other eye examinations are conducted to determine the presence inflamed nerves in the anterior area.

Congenital Amaurosis Symptoms and Signs

The first symptoms of the disease include reduced or blurry vision. After a few weeks, edema-liked clusters fibers will start to develop in the eye, taking over the retina and causing pain and irritation.

Congenital Amaurosis Treatment

Anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat the disease.

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