Short-Term Effect of Intraocular Pressure Elevation on the Human Electroretinogram

Jack Sipperley, Douglas R. Anderson, Duco Hamasaki

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In 6 human volunteers, serial electroretinograms (ERGs) were performed over 5 min at intraocular pressure artificially elevated with a suction cup. Compared to the base line ERG, there was no decrease in b wave amplitude unless intraocular pressures approached or exceeded diastolic ophthalmic artery pressure, as determined by suction cup ophthalmodynamometry. Although reduced severely, the b wave was not completely obliterated within five min, even at intraocular pressures above the mean ophthalmic artery pressure and in some cases above systolic artery pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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