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Doc Ophthalmol. 1998;95(1):55-61.

A simple and stable d.c.electrode for ocular electrophysiology.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.


We describe the fabrication of a simple silver-silk electrode which permits remarkably stable d.c.recording of the electroretinogram (ERG) and the optic nerve response (ONR). A saline soaked wick of surgical silk, guided into a polyethylene tube connects the tissue to a coil of Ag/AgCl wire placed in a small glass vial, which is filled with 0.9% NaCl. The vial that holds the tube and the wire is closed with a rubber cap allowing easy refilling with NaCl. Examples of the usefulness of the new silver-silk electrode are shown. We applied it in experimental work in the isolated arterially perfused cat eye for d.c.recordings of the ERG and the optic nerve response (ONR), and also in vivo, in anesthetized mice to record c-waves.

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