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Multifocal electroretinogram (mFERG) and flicker perimetry show abnormal function in the central macula in early ag-related macular degeneration (AMD) and could enhance monitoring of the disease progression in individuals.

Gin, Thomas J., Chi D. Luu, and Robyn H. Guymer. Central Retinal Function as Measured by the Multifocal Electroretinogram and Flicker Perimetry in AMD. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 52(12): 9267-9274

Reference

Title
Central Retinal Function as Measured by the Multifocal Electroretinogram and Flicker Perimetry in AMD
Publication
Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Gin, Thomas J., Chi D. Luu, and Robyn H. Guymer
Volume & Issue
Volume 52, Issue 12
Pages
9267-9274

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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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