There are a number of tests performed at QEDIC. These include:
Electro-oculogram (EOG) –measures retinal function with standardised eye movements.
Electroretinogram (ERG) – measures the electrical responses of various cell types in the retinal and is used to diagnosis various retinal diseases. Variations of this test include: the Bright Flash Electroretinogram (Bright Flash ERG), the Pattern Electroretinogram (PERG) which is used to assess retinal ganglion cell functioning diseases like glaucoma, and the Multifocal Electroretinogram (MFERG) which is used to record responses for different retinal locations.
Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) – measures the functional integrity of the visual pathways from the retina to the visual cortex of the brain via the optic nerve. Variations of this test include: the Flash Visual Evoked Potential (Flash VEP), Pattern Visual Evoked Potential (Pattern VEP), the Special Visual Evoked Potential (Special VEP), and the Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential
Other tests performed include Colour Vision.
Indications for Specific Tests
|Bright Flash ERG
|Inherited retinal dystrophies
|Vascular diseases (inc. diabetes)
|Opaque media or trauma
|Unexplained visual loss
|Infant with questionable vision
|Toxic & neutritional eye disease
|Suspected intracranial lesion
For further information on electro-diagnostics tests and their indications, please visit www.iscev.org.