Electroretinography measures the electrical responses of various cell types in the retina, including the photoreceptors (rods and cones), inner retinal cells. Basic mechanisms of electrical field generation in the tissue. Recording protocols Electroretinography (ERG) alone does not give you necessarily a diagnosis. Electroretinogram: An electrical diagnostic test of retinal function in situ. Electro – part Show you the basic clinical test; Show some research examples. The Eye .

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The effects of barium ions on the ERG responses of the rabbit.


P-II is also a elfctroretinogram wave that rises relatively fast to a peak amplitude and then recovers to an intermediate potential while the light stimulus is still on. Faber 33 was the first to calculate the extracellular currents that underlie the ERG b-wave of the rabbit eye. The effects of color on the dark-adapted ERG response of human. Such an experiment is illustrated in Fig. Figure 16 The ERG responses of a volunteer that were elicited with the elecyroretinogram light stimulus during continuous background illumination A and after 30 min in the dark B.

bsics From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Figure 11 Isolating the oscillatory potentials from the bright flash ERG response of the human eye a by applying a digital filter b.

The importance of adding this low-pass filter to fit the phototransduction model to the cone a-wave is illustrated in Fig. Current source-density analysis of light-evoked field potentials in rabbit retina. The shorter the inter-flash interval, the smaller the a-wave that is elicited by the probe flash.


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However, to construct the cone P-III from the a-wave of the bright flash photopic ERG response, a low-pass, exponential filter needs to be added, after the phototransduction process Human retinal vascular obstructions. The pigment epithelium layer R-membrane offers the highest resistance to electrical current along the ocular tissues as denoted by a large resistor R6 in Fig. The a-wave is used as the independent elecgroretinogram and is used together with the normal b-wave: Xu X, Karwoski CJ.

In these experiments, specific agonists and antagonists of cellular mechanisms are applied and their effects on the ERG then analyzed. The concept of the paired-flash approach is that a super-bright flash delivered after a test flash will completely shut down the remaining “dark” current, and therefore, the amplitude of the a-wave, which is elicited by the probe flash, can be used as a measure of the prevailing rod “dark” current at that time.

Origin of negative potentials in the light-adapted ERG of cat retina. Therefore, the c-wave can be used to assess the functional integrity of the pigment epithelial cells, the photoreceptors, and the interactions between the two. The b-wave is also affected by OFF-center bipolar cells and by light-induced activity in third-order retinal neurons amacrine and ganglion cells.



The small-amplitude, fast wavelets can be seen in the ERG response Fig. Human electroretinogram near the absolute threshold of vision.

Szikra T, Witkovsky P. With yet brighter stimuli, a negative wave the a-wave precedes the positive b-wave. Privacy policy About EyeWiki Disclaimers.

Evidently, direct neuronal contributions cause the M-waves, and the major contribution basis to the OFF wave Figure 24 The b-wave ratio was computed from Fig. Model of electroretinogram b-wave generation: Under certain conditions, barium ions even caused augmentation of the b-wave as shown in Fig. This patient also complained of difficulty at night and had an abnormal dark-adaptation curve with only cone adaptation and no rod function Analysis of elevtroretinogram intra retinal electroretinogram in the intact cat eye.

Salt Lake City UT: The patient with high myopia is characterized by subnormal ERG responses because of the reduced function of the photoreceptors.

The experimental drug was injected into the right eye lower trace and saline into the left eye upper trace as more Furthermore, these parameters indicate the nature of the disease: Third-order retinal neurons may also contribute to the ERG d-wave