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A method for investigating the temporal dynamics of local neuroretinal responses

Feigl, Beatrix & Zele, Andrew J. (2008) A method for investigating the temporal dynamics of local neuroretinal responses. Journal Of Neuroscience Methods, 167(2), pp. 207-212.

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Abstract

Visual sensitivity improves with prolonged exposure to light. Global neuroretinal responses increase, but little is known about the dynamics of local retinal responses over brief time intervals after changes in light level. This study applies the time-slice multifocal electroretinogram (TS mfERG) paradigm for the measurement of local electrical responses of the human eye over brief time intervals. Sixty-one, localised retinal areas were assessed over 25 degrees of the visual field. Cone-mediated contributions to the time-slice waveform were established. The time-slice mfERG waveforms were similar in shape and timing for pre- and post-photopigment bleach conditions after saturation of rod-mediated responses, suggesting there was no rod-mediated intrusion in the waveform. The temporal dynamics of the mfERG components show that N1P1 amplitudes decrease with each successive time-slice probe, with larger amplitude responses in the central retina compared to nasal and temporal retina. The time-slice mfERG waveform is a technique for assessing the temporal dynamics of cone-generated neural responses over time. The data are interpreted in terms of the vascular supplies and lower-level visual adaptation mechanisms.

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ID Code: 12157
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Vision, Multifocal electroretinogram, Time, slice, Temporal dynamics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2007.08.006
ISSN: 0165-0270
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optical Technology (111302)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2012 08:37

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