LHON gene therapy clinical trial seeking participants

A gene therapy clinical trial for the treatment of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) due to the ND4 mutation is currently recruiting participants. The trial is based in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and open to participants from the Republic of Ireland.

The goal of this clinical trial is to assess the effectiveness of GS010, a gene therapy, in improving the visual outcome in patients with LHON due to the G11778A ND4 mitochondrial mutation when vision loss is present for six months or less.

Each participant will have one eye randomly selected to receive a single dose of GS010 via intravitreal injection. The other eye will receive a sham or placebo injection. The primary outcome measure is improvement in visual acuity measured 48 weeks after injection.
If you are interested in becoming a participant in this study, please contact your ophthalmologist.

Selection and inclusion criteria and more information about the clinical trial can be found here.