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February 1992

Electrodiagnostic Testing of the Visual System: A Clinical Guide

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(2):179. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080140035018

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This handbook presents a broad overview of electrodiagnostic testing as it is applied to diseases of the visual system. Discussion is not limited to retinal degenerations, but includes the use of electrodiagnostics for the evaluation of glaucoma, retinal ischemic disorders, and neurologic disorders.

"... highly recommended to anyone who has an interest in electrodiagnostic testing...."

The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 covers the basic concepts and methods related to electrodiagnosis of the visual system. Part 2 covers the clinical applications of testing procedures that were discussed in part 1. This section emphasizes generalized retinal degenerations, cone disorders, and stationary forms of night blindness. Part 3 is an appendix that discusses in detail the techniques of electroretinography, electro-oculography, television pattern generation, color vision testing, dark adaptometry, and retinal sensitivity testing.

Electrodiagnostic Testing of the Visual System is an excellent guidebook; however, I have some minor criticisms and comments regarding

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