Visual Evoked Potential Test
|Optic Nerve and Muscles|
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Reasons for Test
- Diagnose and follow multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Test vision in children and adults who are unable to read eye charts
What to Expect
Prior to Test
- Wash your hair. Avoid hair chemicals (eg, hair sprays, gels).
- Get a good night’s sleep.
- Bring your corrective eyewear.
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov/
National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://www.nationalmssociety.org/
Canadian Association of Optometrists http://www.opto.ca/en/index.html
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.eyesite.ca/
Evoked potential studies. St. John's Mercy Healthcare website. Available at: http://www.stjohnsmercy.org/healthinfo/test/neuro/TP014.asp . Accessed September 8, 2005.
Merck Medicus website. Available at: http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/thcp%5Fraj%5Fcontent.jsp?pg=/ppdocs/us/hcp/content/raj/chapters/raj-ch-026-s003.htm . Accessed September 8, 2005.
- Reviewer: Eric L. Berman, MD
- Update Date: 00/22/2012 -
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