VEP: Objective Assessment of Macula and Optic Nerve Function with Office Based VEPs

VEP: Objective Assessment of Macula and Optic Nerve Function with Office Based VEPs
Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO
Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY College of Optometry

COPE #: 37462-PO
Fee: $25

Course Description

Visual evoked potentials (VEPS) are the single best objective test to assess the function of the macula and related visual pathway up to the occipital lobe. Commercially available systems with a built-in database which test at two difference contrast levels now allow the detection of subtle optic neuropathies (including early glaucoma) and retinopathies. Myriad case presentations highlight the clinical utility of VEPS and comparisons to other technologies such as SD OCT.

The course is a video presentation that you can watch on this page. You may return to the website at a later date to submit your exam via the internet direct to SUNY Optometry.

Course Objectives

  • To list anticipated findings with VEPS, SD OCT, threshold fields and VA in 6 common retinal and optic nerve disorders.
  • In a patient with reduced Snellen VA but with both normal VEPS and SD OCTs, list and describe 2 probable etiologies.
  • In a patient with reduced Snellen VA but with an abnormal VEP, list and describe 4 possible causes.

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Upon successful completion of the course, you will be instructed to pay by credit card and then must print out your certificate immediately as you will be unable to return to that page.

A grade of 70% or higher is required in order to receive your certificate.

Course Fee: $25.00

Please contact the office of Continuing Professional Education:

Phone: (212) 938-5830

 

Link: Fullscreen Presentation




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