Journal article

Electrophysiological findings in persons with nyctalopia

Audrey Chia, Chi D Luu

ANNALS ACADEMY OF MEDICINE SINGAPORE | ACAD MEDICINE SINGAPORE | Published : 2006

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Ophthalmologists are occasionally confronted with an individual presenting with nyctalopia (i.e., a relatively greater difficulty seeing at night). When there is no accompanying abnormality seen in the fundus, visual electrophysiology becomes useful as an objective means of assessing rod (scotopic) photoreceptor function or pathway defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 50 consecutive patients, aged less than 40 years, with seemingly normal fundi and good vision [visual acuity (VA) >6/12] presenting to the Visual Electrodiagnostic Unit, Singapore National Eye Centre, for the investigation of nyctalopia over a 2-year period. Subjective scotopic th..

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