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August 1982

Visual Electrodiagnostic Testing: A Practical Guide for the Clinician

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(8):1356. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040334033

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This book is a well-written introduction to electrodiagnostic testing. Approximately half of the text concerns basic concepts and techniques that include some practical information on how to set up a laboratory for electrodiagnostic testing. The second half concerns a description of ocular disorders for which electrodiagnostic testing is an important adjunct. The authors are seasoned in clinical and laboratory experience, and this experience shows throughout the text, which is readable, concise, and comprehensive. A short introduction is given to the fundamental functions of the retina. The detailed instructions for performing specific tests are inclusive, and welcome tidbits of inside information, eg, the use of the second flash for optimizing oscillatory potentials, are interspersed. Emphasis is placed on the use of electroretinography (ERG), its recordings and interpretations. Electro-oculography (EOG) receives less attention, which is consistent with its presently minor importance for electrodiagnosis of ocular diseases. The visually evoked potential recording

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