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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ERG responses that were recorded from one subject with corneal electrode in the dark-adapted state. Both systems operate independently with very few interactions between them. The above conclusions are supported by another study on the retina-eyecup preparation of the tiger salamander, showing that drugs disrupting the activity of third-order neurons cause enhancement of the b-wave A, cone a-waves that were elicited in the light-adapted state using long-wavelength light stimuli of different intensities.

To use the Badics in the most efficient way for retinal research and for electrodiagnosis of retinal function, the parameters that affect the ERG response need electroretinnogram be known. The multifocal ERG is used to record separate responses for different retinal locations.


However, in most species including humans, both systems are found. In the human response Fig. Accurate measurement of the P-II amplitude can supply valuable information to the clinician on the functional integrity of the retina.

Figure 23 The relationship between the a-wave amplitude and the b-wave amplitude for 20 subjects with normal vision. When the rod model Eq. Due to the massed retinal electrical response, small retinal lesions may not be revealed in ffERG recordings.


The shorter the inter-flash interval, the smaller the a-wave that is elicited by the probe flash. The paired-flash technique to reconstruct the rod response from the ERG response.

Page Discussion View form View source History. The range of bright flash, dark-adapted ERG a-wave of 10 normal subjects is given by the thick continuous traces. Although Piper’s absics was very speculative and based only on a few facts, this interpretation together with that of Einthoven and Jolly’s has set the basis for the idea that the ERG is the result of a few components.

However, with short inter-flash intervals, the probe flash can only shutdown the “dark” current that exists at that time, and therefore, the amplitude of the a-wave will be basisc.

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In a detailed study in cat and monkey, it was found that the STR could be eliminated by aspartate while the a-wave that was elicited by bright light stimuli was spared, supporting the post-receptoral origin of baasics STR Spectral sensitivity of rod vision purple circles and cone vision red squares. Normal electroretinogrma a-wave with selectively reduced b-wave; implicit time of b-wave is approximately the same under scotopic and photopic conditions.

One way to circumvent this difficulty is to compare a series of ERG responses for the relationship between the a-wave and the b-wave Correspondences in the behavior of the electroretinogram and of the potentials evoked at the visual cortex.

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This component of the light-induced activity of the eye was first revealed when a very bright light flash was used to stimulate the monkey eye 2263the rat eye 64or the human electroretinogam The ERG responses more Mature cataract or vitreal hemorrhage will absorb some of the impinging light and will, therefore, reduce the light intensity reaching the retina.

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This leads to the activation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase cGMP PDE eventually leading to a reduction in the level of cGMP electroretinlgram the photoreceptor. A typical early receptor potential ERP of the human eye that was elicited by a very bright light flash arrow. II Pharmacological analysis of the b-wave and M-wave.

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Light adaptation, rods, and the human cone flicker ERG. For wavelengths longer than nm, the sensitivity of both systems is similar, and cone vision may even exhibit a slightly higher sensitivity than rod vision. The pharmacological approaches to ERG analyses are based on retinal physiology and biophysics. The full-field ERG Ganzfeld; ffERG measures the stimulation of the entire retina with a flashlight source under dark-adapted scotopic and light-adapted photopic types of retinal adaptation.

With further increase in the flash intensity, both the a-wave and the b-wave increase in amplitude and become faster.