|LHON is a rare genetic disorder that causes sudden blindness, generally around age 20. There is no treatment and no cure for LHON. |
Because only about 100 people in the U.S. become blind each year due to LHON, funding for a cure is extremely limited so your donation makes a significant difference.
In 2009, Carlsbad's Jeremy Poincenot lost vision to LHON. He has been working to raise awareness of this rare disease through an appearance on MTV's True Life: I'm Losing My Sight and inspirational speeches such as TEDx-SDSU; learn more at www.JeremyPoincenot.com.
The LHON Project Fund supports research at the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles. The goal is to find a cure for this devastating disease before others carrying the LHON genetic mutation become blind.