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August 1981

Visual Electrodiagnosis in Systemic Diseases: Proceedings of the 17th International Society of Clinical Electrophsiology of Vision Symposium

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(8):1473. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930020347042

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The 17th meeting of the International Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) was conducted near Erfurt, East Germany, in 1979. The main topics were "Visual Electrodiagnosis in Systemic Diseases," and "Visual Electrophysiology and Localized Stimulation." Forty-three contributions are contained in this book. Schmöger, who organized the ISCEV for the second time, introduced the main topic comprehensively including useful tables and supportive bibliography. François and De Rouck drew attention to the possible usefulness of the electro-oculogram (EOG) under acetazolamide administration for localization of degeneration in Bruch's membrane. Patients with scleroderma and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome show reduced b-wave amplitudes under this condition.

Findings from an electroretinogram and EOG do not contribute to the diagnosis of carotic artery occlusion. The experimentally produced streptozotocin-diabetes, when treated with multiple daily doses of insulin, showed a decreased incidence of electroretinographic changes when compared with single-dose treatment. Betamethasone and dexamethasone (steroid) treatment of rabbits does not

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