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May 1977

Ophthalmic Electrodiagnosis, vol 1, Major Problems in Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):899. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050177027

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This small book is a handy compendium by a clinician with first-hand experience in electrodiagnosis. Part 1 briefly introduces theory and practice of electroretinograms, electro-oculograms, electronystagmograms, visual evoked response, and a few related techniques. It is not a how-to-do-it book, but a primer. The examples are relevant, and the references are well selected. Part 2 explains the normal response without trying to present the data in statistical form. Stimulus or recording equipment vary among laboratories, and no standardization has been agreed on so far. A number of ocular conditions, congenital, acquired, traumatic, and toxic, are discussed with well-illustrated examples of electrodiagnostic test results. Here again principles are listed rather than details. No correlation with fluorescein angiography is attempted. This book will be particularly useful for the ophthalmologist who needs to become initially familiar with electrodiagnosis and for ancillary personnel, technician or engineer, without whom no laboratory can be operated, but

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