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Visual electrophysiology in clinical practice: current status and future prospects in Sri Lanka.

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P. Dahanayake

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine

 

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya


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Abstract

Visual electrophysiological evaluation includes a battery of tests that can be used to assess the function of the visual pathway from the photoreceptors of the retina to the visual cortex of the brain. Information obtained from these diagnostic tests helps to establish an accurate diagnosis or may rule out associated ophthalmic disorders. These tests could be used to diagnose a variety of inherited retinopathies, optic neuropathies, and visual defects caused by toxic substances, inflammatory conditions, ischaemic conditions and traumatic lesions. Though visual electrophysiology is not yet well established in Sri Lankan clinical practice, it is considered a valuable clinical companion predominantly in the fields of ophthalmology and neurology worldwide. These tests provide valuable evidence to correlate the functional abnormalities with the structural derangements of the visual system. Thus, this objective assessment of visual function is an essential component that has to be incorporated into our clinical practice in the near future to alleviate the increasing burden of visual loss.

How to Cite: Dahanayake, P., 2021. Visual electrophysiology in clinical practice: current status and future prospects in Sri Lanka.. Anuradhapura Medical Journal, 15(2), pp.1–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v15i2.7708
Published on 30 Dec 2021.
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