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Am J Ophthalmol. 1983 Jul;96(1):72-83.

Pattern electroretinograms and visual-evoked potentials in glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.


Steady-state visual-evoked potentials and electroretinograms were simultaneously recorded in four patients with glaucoma and in five patients with multiple sclerosis. The stimuli included a homogenous field and a 2.3 cycles per degree sinusoidal grating that were counter-phase modulated at the rate of 7.5 Hz. We used narrow bandwidth spectral analysis to measure the response amplitudes and signal-to-noise ratios. Transient pattern visual-evoked potentials (1 Hz) were also measured for latency in each eye. We found abnormal pattern electroretinograms, based on the absence of a significant second harmonic component, in three of the four glaucomatous eyes although the homogenous field electroretinograms were normal. In the patients with multiple sclerosis, the pattern electroretinograms were abnormal in two eyes, but the transient visual-evoked potential latency had the highest diagnostic yield (seven of ten eyes).

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