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July 1967

Oscillatory Potential of the Electroretinogram: Relationships to the Photopic b-Wave in Humans

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Surgery (Ophthalmology), New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College, New York. Dr. Hirose is a Fulbright fellow from the Department of Ophthalmology, Kanazawa University, School of Medicine, Japan. Dr. Popkin's present address is ERG Laboratory, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(1):58-67. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030060012

The oscillatory potential of the human electroretinogram is present most prominently when an intense white stimulus is used. This component of the ERG is distinct from the a-, b-photopic and b-scotopic components and each of these components is relatively selectively affected by disease states. Most strikingly in diabetes the oscillatory potential is markedly reduced while the other components are normal.