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Retrospective analysis of pattern VEP results in different ocular and systemic diseases.
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PMID:  21117363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Significantly increased latency of VEP assessment in various ocular and systemic disorders and discussion of VEP interpretation problems in patients with sudden loss of visual acuity.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of pattern VEP in 352 patients with suspected retrobulbar optic neuritis and 892 patients with significantly increased (more than three standard deviations) P100 latency was performed. Transient pattern VEP (PVEP) was recorded in accordance with ISCEV standards with the use of two active electrodes in the occipital region (from left and right sides).
RESULTS: The most frequent cause of increased P100 latency was multiple sclerosis. Other conditions associated with delay P100 latency included: macular dystrophies and degenerations, optic neuritis, glaucoma and other optic neuropathies, circulatory problems, chorioretinitis, arterial hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, chronic renal failure, acute pancreatitis, pediatric problems, and initial cataract. Sudden loss of visual acuity was caused by: retrobulbar optic neuritis (50%), anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, spasm of accommodation, migraine and functional disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: If VEP results are normal, visual acuity loss is usually functional. A detailed knowledge of all the factors, which may influence VEP is essential for its correct interpretation.
Dorota Pojda-Wilczek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Klinika oczna     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0023-2157     ISO Abbreviation:  Klin Oczna     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-01     Completed Date:  2011-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376614     Medline TA:  Klin Oczna     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Eye Clinic, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Child, Preschool
Evoked Potentials, Visual*
Eye Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Middle Aged
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Poland / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Vision Tests / statistics & numerical data*
Visual Acuity

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