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Pattern electroretinography in patients with delayed pattern visual evoked potentials due to distal anterior visual pathway dysfunction.
  1. G E Holder
  1. Regional Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Brook General Hospital, London, United Kingdom.


    Between March 1983 and January 1988 delayed pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEP) were observed in 67 patients with distal visual pathway dysfunction. Many of these patients had been referred for neurophysiological examination because of possible optic nerve dysfunction. These patients also had pattern electroretinography (PERG) performed which in all cases showed an abnormality of the main positive P50 component. None of these patients had an abnormality confined to the negative N95 component, the type of abnormality usually found if the PERG is abnormal in optic nerve disease. It is suggested that PERG recording should now be a routine adjunct to the PVEP in the assessment of anterior visual pathway dysfunction.

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