WEBINAR 19 July, 2024

for Neurologists and Ophthalmologist

Webinar time:

19.00 – CET (Central European Time)
13.00 – EST (Eastern Standard Time)
10.00 – PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Speaker Panel:

Nancy J. Newman, MD

LeoDelle Jolley Chair in Ophthalmology
Director, Section of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology
Instructor in Neurological Surgery,
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA

Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD

Thornton Chair, Doheny Eye Institute
Vice-Chair, Ophthalmology, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (UK)
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (UK)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)

Rustum Karanjia, MD

Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair (Research)
University of Ottawa (Canada)


19.00 – 19.10 LHON DISEASE DESCRIPTION (Patrick Yu-Wai-Man)
• Introduction and background
• Epidemiology
• Disease demographics

19.10 – 19.20 Proposed pathophysiology (Alfredo A. Sadun)
• Mitochondrial gene defects
• Anatomical and metabolic consideration

19.20 – 19.30 LHON CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS (Rustum Karanjia)

19.30 – 19.40 DIAGNOSIS (Nancy J. Newman)
• Differential Diagnosis
• Clinical and Genetic diagnosis

LHON Management and Therapies

19.40 – 19.50 Visual prognosis and recovery (Nancy J. Newman)
19.50 – 20.00 Therapy/Management (Alfredo A. Sadun)
20.00 – 20.10 Follow up (Rustum Karanjia)
20.10 – 20.30 Take home messages and panel discussion with cases and Q&A

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1,5 Italian CME credits


1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)



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