Comparison of repeatability of the multifocal electroretinogram and Humphrey perimeter

Doc Ophthalmol. 1996;92(4):281-9. doi: 10.1007/BF02584082.


Functional mapping of the retina by multifocal electroretinographic recordings is now possible. We compared the normal range, repeatability and response topography of this new technique with conventional static Humphrey perimetry to assess its suitability in clinical practice. The multifocal technique was performed on 60 age-matched controls. Measures of repeatability and reproducibility were obtained. Results were then compared with those obtained from a customized perimetry test. In both tests the coefficients of repeatability were found to decrease with eccentricity. The inherent measurement variation between techniques was comparable. Overall system variation indicates that the technique could be a useful tool at the clinical level.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics
  • Electroretinography*
  • Humans
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Retina / physiology
  • Visual Field Tests*
  • Visual Fields / physiology