Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy to Showcase on ABC’s 20/20 Segment “My Strange Affliction”

February 5, 2014

Tune in this week to see Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a rare genetic disorder that causes sudden legal blindness, featured among the rare diseases on this Friday, Feb. 7 episode of ABC 20/20. The episode will air at 10pm.

Unable to catch the episode live? You can see the segment posted on the ABC 20/20 website individually for a week at:

Then the full episode called “My Strange Affliction” should be accessible on the Full Episodes page:

The show will explore how LHON changed one person’s life, and the emotional impact on his maternal family members who could also lose vision due to this mitochondrial disorder.

Want more information on LHON? Visit

Jeremy Poincenot, who will be featured in the ABC 20/20 broadcast is a professional Inspirational Speaker, sharing insights about how to become more resilient in the face of adversity:

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