Ophthalmologists and optometrists use visual electrophysiology to define, detect, and monitor abnormalities in the visual system. Electrophysiology tests have the distinct advantage of being objective tests, unlike other psychophysical tests like perimetry, contrast sensitivity, and visual acuity tests that require the subject's response. Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) should be capable of performing EOG, VEP, and ERG under the general supervision of the ophthalmologist or optometrist. This module aims to help AOP understand the basic mechanisms, indications, contraindications, and importance of appropriate visual electrophysiology testing in evaluating patients with subclinical disorders that impair visual function.
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