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Retinal function in high refractive error assessed electroretinographically.
  1. I. Perlman,
  2. E. Meyer,
  3. T. Haim and
  4. S. Zonis


    The retinal function of patients with high refractive error was studied electroretinographically. Thirty-one hypermetropic patients, 7 myopic patients, and 7 patients with either unilateral or bilateral aphakia participated in the study. The ERG responses were measured in the light- and dark-adapted states. It was found that myopic eyes were characterised by subnormal amplitude but normal pattern, expressed by normal relationship between the b-wave amplitude and the a-wave amplitude. In aphakia the ERG responses were of normal amplitude and pattern. However, the hypermetropic patients could be divided into 3 groups. One group included subjects with a subnormal b-wave to a-wave relationship. The second group was characterised by a normal b- to a-wave relationship, while patients belonging to the third group exhibited supernormal b-wave to a-wave relationship. This classification of hypermetropic subjects did not correlate with the axial length of the eye or the refraction of the ocular media.

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