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Visual Evoked Potential Testing

Visual evoked potential testing is a type of neurophysiologic study. The test involves placing electrodes on the patient’s scalp. Then, we measure the electric response to a visual stimulus along the optic nerve as the signal travels through the brain.

VEP

Clinical functions of visual evoked potential testing include the following

  • earlier and more accurate diagnosis of glaucoma
  • earlier and more accurate diagnosis of other optic nerve diseases
  • earlier and more accurate diagnosis of amblyopia
  • assist in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis

Visual evoked potential testing may be indicated in the following clinical situations

  • glaucoma
  • glaucoma suspect
  • other optic neuropathy
  • multiple sclerosis
  • visual disturbances
  • intracranial injury
  • irregular eye movements