The authors have studied, by means of pattern visual evoked potential (VEP) and flash electroretinogram (ERG) recordings, a group of 15 patients affected by definite multiple sclerosis. All of the subjects examined presented a clinical history indicating involvement of the visual pathways; VEPs were altered in a high percentage of eyes examined (93.3%), while a lower percentage of abnormal ERGs was seen (20% of eyes examined). The only type of ERG alteration found consisted of a pathologic b wave voltage increase, observed mainly with red flash stimuli. This finding could be attributed to an involvement of centrifugal optic nerve fibers having inhibitory functions on retinal cells.
- Definite multiple sclerosis
- Pattern visual evoked potentials
- Retrobulbar neuritis
- White and red flash electroretinogram
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology