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Ophthalmic Electrophysiology ListServ
Electrophysiology testing allows for objective assessment of the visual system beyond the standard clinical examination of the eye. Different techniques may be used such as electroretinography (ERG), electro-oculography (EOG), and visual evoked potential (VEP). The primary objective of the electrophysiologic examination is to assess the function of the visual pathway from the photoreceptors of the retina to the visual cortex of the brain. Information obtained from these diagnostic tests helps establish the correct diagnosis or may rule out related ophthalmic diseases.
Electrophysiologic testing is useful in diagnosing a variety of inherited retinal and optic nerve diseases, toxic drug exposure, inflammatory conditions, intraocular foreign bodies, and retinal vascular occlusions. Electrophysiologic testing is performed most often in large referral centers which have expertise in obtaining and interpreting these data. The data are used in conjunction with the clinical examination and other tests (perimetry, dark adaptometry) to establish a correct diagnosis.
Standards for performing routine electrophysiologic testing are published by The International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV).
What is the ATPO Electrophysiology Special Interest Forum?
The ATPO Electrophysiology Special Interest Forum (ATPO ESIF) is a listserv created for members of ATPO to share their knowledge about ophthalmic electrophysiology with their peers and communicate best practices.
Why join the ATPO ESIF?
For members of ATPO who are interested in ophthalmic electrophysiology, the ATPO ESIF is an opportunity to learn more about electrophysiology testing and its applications. For members who are active in ophthalmic electrophysiology, this is an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with your peers as the practice becomes more widely available.
- University of Iowa. Ophthalmic Electrophysiology. https://medicine.uiowa.edu/eye/patient-care/labs-and-screening/ophthalmic-electrophysiology. Accessed June 22, 2020.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology. Basic and Clinical Science Course 2019-2020: Section 12 Retina and Vitreous, Chapter 3: Retinal Physiology and Psychophysics. San Francisco, 2019.
- International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision. Standards, recommendations and guidelines. www.iscev.org/standards/index.html. Accessed June 22, 2020.