Journal article

Comparison Between Multifocal Electroretinography and Microperimetry in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Zhichao Wu, Lauren N Ayton, Robyn H Guymer, Chi D Luu

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: To correlate and compare retinal function measured using multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) with microperimetry in intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Sixty AMD participants underwent multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) and microperimetry testing in one eye, and 44 control participants were included to provide normative values for each test. Thirteen hexagons in the central three rings of a 103-hexagon stimulus grid for mfERG and retinotopically matched points on microperimetry were chosen and converted into standard deviations (SDs) away from that of normal participants (Z-score) to represent the magnitude of measured functional deficit and to allow..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC practitioner fellowship grant


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence award


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant 1027624 and NHMRC practitioner fellowship grant 529905 (RHG) and by a Macular Disease Foundation research grant, the Bupa Health Foundation (Australia), and the Macular Vision Loss Support Society of Australia Inc. Centre for Eye Research Australia receives operational infrastructure support from the Victorian government and is supported by NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence award 529923. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.