Leber's congenital amaurosis
Leber's congenital amaurosis is a rare hereditary ophthalmic condition that can lead to loss of vision, also known as "amaurosis", in infants from birth or within their first few months.
The extent of loss of vision varies from patient to patient and can be severe, that is resulting in only minimal perception of light.
Leber's congenital amaurosis is named after German Ophthalmologist, Theodor Karl Gustav von Leber (1840 - 1917).
Note: Leber's congenital amaurosis is not to be confused with Leber's optic atrophy, which is a different ophthalmic condition described by the same person (Theodor Karl Gustav von Leber, 1840 - 1917).
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