Visual electrodiagnosis

Medical Services Advisory Committee
Record ID 32002000074
Authors' objectives:

This report reviews the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of visual electrodiagnosis (VED), which is used to study a variety of eye diseases.

Authors' recommendations: On the strength of evidence pertaining to visual electrodiagnostic tests, MSAC recommends that: 1. public funding be supported for the following well-established tests recognised by the International Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision: - electroretinography - pattern electroretinography - dark adaptometry - electrooculography - visual evoked responses; and 2. due to insufficient evidence, public funding should not be supported at this time for the following tests: - focal electroretinography - multifocal electroretinography - multifocal visual evoked potential - scotopic threshold response - intensity response function.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2001
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Eye Diseases
Organisation Name: Medical Services Advisory Committee
Contact Address: MSAC (MDP 107), GPO Box 9848, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61 2 6289 6811; Fax: +61 2 6289 8799.
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