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April 1995

Pattern Reversal Visual Evoked Potentials Following Early Treatment of Unilateral, Congenital Cataract-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(4):405-406. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100040018010

In reply  We would like to thank Drs Nucci and Brancato for their considered comments and interest in our article.1 While we certainly agree that there are outstanding research questions regarding the relationship between VEPs and visual function, over the last 20 years the pattern VEP has been shown to be an accurate and useful adjunct in the diagnosis and management of amblyopia and other pediatric ocular conditions, when proper techniques are used.2 We believe our study demonstrates that the VEP can also be a valid and reliable clinical tool when used to help monitor the visual development of infants treated for unilateral, congenital cataract. As with all VEP studies, meaningful interpretation requires careful correlation with clinical findings and the cooperation of the patient at the time of testing. It should be noted that the VEP measures should not be interpreted as direct measures of visual acuity or