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      VER Threshold in Different Stages of Optic Neuritis

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      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      VER, Optic neuritis, Visual acuity, Subjective sensory threshold

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          With a combination of red test stimulus and high background illumination, the test light illumination necessary to elicit a criterion amplitude or latency of the VER is compared for an eye suffering from optic neuritis and for the other eye. For various stages of optic neuritis (including slight changes of visual acuity), the increase of the VER threshold of the affected eye is more sensitive to optic nerve dysfunction than is the subjective sensory threshold. The clinical value of using the VER to detect minor changes of visual function produced by optic neuritis is further confirmed.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1972
          July 2004
          09 December 2009
          : 4
          : 5
          : 284-297
          Affiliations
          Arbeitsgemeinschaft Universitäts-Augenklinik, Frankfurt a. Main (Dir.: Prof. Dr. W. Doden) und Abteilung für experimentelle Ophthalmologie (II. Physiol. Abt.) des Max-Planck-Instituts für Physiologische und Klinische Forschung, W.G.Kerckhoff-Institut, Bad Nauheim (Dir.: Prof. Dr. E. Dodt)
          Article
          265996 Ophthalmic Res 1972–73;4:284–297
          10.1159/000265996
          © 1972 S. Karger AG, Basel

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