OBJECTIVE: To survey the role of pattern electroretinography (PERG) and pattern visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in the process of clinical evaluation of neuro-ophthalmological cases. The study is illustrated with the electrophysiological findings of 231 patients sent to our laboratory in 2005 because of the suspicion of damage in the optic pathway. METHODS: The RETIport program of the ROLAND equipment (Wiesbaden-Germany) was used to record PERGs and VEPs. The recordings were done according to the recommendations of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision. RESULTS: The combined application of PERG and VEP provided useful data on the retino-cortical conduction time and hence demyelinisation. The comparison of the N35/P50 and P50/N90 amplitudes of the PERG recordings greatly promoted the diagnostic procedure. CONCLUSIONS: The combined application of PERG and VEP methods is recommended in the assessment of optic nerve function of neuro-ophthalmological patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Combined use of pattern electroretinography and pattern visual evoked potentials in neuroophthalmological practice|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 30 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology