J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 47:305-307 doi:10.1136/jnnp.47.3.305
  • Research Article

VEP changes in Parkinson's disease are stimulus dependent.


Two stimulus configurations (gratings and checkerboards) have been presented to a series of consecutive patients with the aim of exploring VEP changes in Parkinson's disease. The outcome turned out to be quite different according to the stimulus employed. Specifically, grating pattern produced a high diagnostic yield as opposite to checkerboard, which did not reveal substantial modifications of the latency of the VEP major positive peak with respect to a control group. This finding raises problems as to the characteristics of visual changes associated with Parkinson's disease.