Objective: To ascertain the efficacy of idebenone and multivitamin treatment in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON).
Method: Two patients diagnosed of unilateral LHON were treated with megadoses of idebenone, vitamin C and riboflavin for one year. They were examined clinically before, during and after treatment.
Results: No improvement of visual function was observed. Despite the idebenone treatment, in both cases the second eye became involved.
Conclusions: Despite previous reports of visual recovery with idebenone in patients with LHON, our experience shows that an effective treatment for Leber's disease remains to be found.