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Anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy. A correlative clinical and visual evoked potential study of 18 patients.
  1. P D Thompson,
  2. F L Mastaglia,
  3. W M Carroll


    The clinical and visual evoked potential (VEP) findings were analysed in 18 patients with anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy. The VEP studies showed a variety of abnormalities which could be interpreted as being the result of subcomponent interaction consequent upon loss or attenuation of the normal macular-derived P100 component. Delay of normal VEP subcomponents was not seen. The VEP findings were non-specific but pointed to a severe disturbance of transmission in optic nerve fibres subserving central vision. No significant changes were observed with time in most cases indicating a static monophasic process with no significant recovery.

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