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January 1954

ELECTRORETINOGRAPHY IN CIRCULATORY DISTURBANCES OF THE RETINA: III. Electroretinogram in Cases of Senile Degeneration of the Macular Area

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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;51(1):54-66. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920040056007

IT IS GENERALLY accepted that senile degeneration of the macula results from pathological alterations in the choroid and/or retinal vessels. As such alterations affect the electroretinal response of the eye, it was considered of interest to study my electroretinographic data pertaining to patients with this condition. The present article reports the results of a study of 80 cases of senile degeneration of the macular area. The electroretinographic technique was the same as that described in detail in an earlier paper.1

MATERIAL  In the accompanying Table is given a summary of the data on sex, age, visual acuity, and electroretinographic findings in both eyes in 80 cases of senile degeneration of the macula. The data are presented in seven groups: (1) senile disciform degeneration, 16 cases; (2) senile chorioretinal degeneration (Haab), 17 cases; (3) senile cystoid degeneration, 5 cases; (4) senile colloid degeneration, 4 cases; (5) senile circinate degeneration, 6

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