Volunteers sought for free eye test at SSI
21 Oct 2013
We are currently in the process of updating our Visual Electrophysiology normative database, specifically for full field and pattern ElectroRetinoGram testing at Save Sight Institute. This is an objective measure of diffuse electrical responses generated by cells within the Retina. It is an important test for the identification and diagnosis of retinal pathologies. We are looking for visually normal volunteers to undergo this testing; the data collected at the time will contribute to our normative databases and will be a valuable dataset for future patient care and diagnosis. All personal information and test recordings will be kept confidential. If the results of the volunteers do not fall within already recognised normative standards, this will be disclosed at the time and further advice will be given as necessary.
It will take approximately two hours and does necessitate pupil dilation. This will be done using 1% tropicamide which can cause light sensitivity and blurred vision this can usually last 2 hours. The testing involves having electrodes placed on the face around the eyes and in the lower lid of each eye. You will then be exposed to a number of light flashes of varying intensities. The testing is not harmful in any way and is conducted in accordance with guidelines provided by the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV). The testing is conducted at the Save Sight Institute on the grounds of Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie Street. If you would like to participate please contact Kristy Francis firstname.lastname@example.org