ISCEV Standard for full-field clinical electroretinography (2015 update)

Doc Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;130(1):1-12. doi: 10.1007/s10633-014-9473-7. Epub 2014 Dec 14.


This document, from the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV), presents an updated and revised ISCEV Standard for full-field clinical electroretinography (ffERG or simply ERG). The parameters for Standard flash stimuli have been revised to accommodate a variety of light sources including gas discharge lamps and light emitting diodes. This ISCEV Standard for clinical ERGs specifies six responses based on the adaptation state of the eye and the flash strength: (1) Dark-adapted 0.01 ERG (rod ERG); (2) Dark-adapted 3 ERG (combined rod-cone standard flash ERG); (3) Dark-adapted 3 oscillatory potentials; (4) Dark-adapted 10 ERG (strong flash ERG); (5) Light-adapted 3 ERG (standard flash "cone" ERG); and (6) Light-adapted 30 Hz flicker ERG. ISCEV encourages the use of additional ERG protocols for testing beyond this minimum standard for clinical ERGs.

MeSH terms

  • Accommodation, Ocular / physiology
  • Dark Adaptation / physiology
  • Electrodes
  • Electroretinography / instrumentation
  • Electroretinography / standards*
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmology / organization & administration*
  • Photic Stimulation / methods
  • Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate / physiology*
  • Retinal Neurons / physiology
  • Societies, Medical / standards*