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Visual evoked potential diagnosis of field defects in patients with chiasmatic and retrochiasmatic lesions.
  1. M Onofrj,
  2. I Bodis-Wollner,
  3. L Mylin


    Visual evoked potentials were studied in 18 patients with visual field defects assessed by perimetry. Stimuli were reversing checkerboard and grating patterns of 13', full field and hemifield. Two reversal rates were studied: 1 Hz (transient VEPs) and 8 Hz (steady-state VEPs). Using monocular hemifield stimulation the "paradoxical lateralisation" of transient but not of steady-state VEPs was confirmed. Diagnostic yield was 90% using transient, but less than 20% using steady-state stimuli.

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