Nov 06, 2015
Oakland Vision is pleased to offer two new vision test to all patients with diabetic, macular degeneration, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, or any other neurological retinal diseases that effect the visual pathways. The purpose of these test is to provide comprehensive information to assist us in diagnosing vision disorders, better planning your treatment (if needed) and monitoring the results. Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) VEP measures the electrical activity in the vision system. When light from an image enters your eye, it is converted into electrical energy at the retina and travels through the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the brain which processes vision. The Diopsys NOVA-VEP test measures the strength of the signal reaching your visual cortex and how fast it gets there. Pattern Electroretinography (ERG) ERG measures the function of your retina- the light-sensitive layer at the back of your eye. When light from an image enters the eye, it is converted into electrical energy by specialized cells in the retina. The Diopsys NOVA-ERG test records how well the cells of the retina are conveying electrical impulses within the eye. If you would to schedule an appointment and are a candidate for such testing, please call the office.