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otherwise known as Leber's optic atrophy, first documented by Theodor Leber (1840 - 1917) who was a German ophthalmologist. It is a hereditary visual slow but progressive disorder where peripheral vision remains normal however blind areas appear near the retina.

LEBER'S DISEASE: "Leber's optic atrophy, otherwise known as Leber's disease is a progressive and degrading visual condition which affects a small population."

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