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Optional Visual Electrophysiology Course

XLI Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology

On Tuesday during Curso, there will be a special mini-course on visual electrophysiology. This mini-course is optional. The regular program for Curso will continue simultaneously as usual. If you plan on attending this optional course, please make sure you register for it by checking the appropriate checkbox in the registration form (additional fee).

Visual Electrophysiology in Times of Gene Therapy

Visual electrophysiology is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of inherited retinal diseases that currently can be treated using gene therapy. Recent developments in this field granted a comprehensive course that integrates basic concepts and clinical applications of this technology. All visual electrophysiology modalities (ERG, VEP, EOG, mfERG, PERG, mfVEP) will be reviewed, followed by clinical case presentations and discussion. We will emphasize the correct indications and interpretation of the different studies. A wet lab session will be available for participants to gain hands-on exposure in performing visual electrophysiology studies.

Subject to Change

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8:00 am Session I: Visual Electrophysiology Is Not That Complicated: You Only Need to Understand Some Basic Principles
8:45 Session II: Exploring the Retina: Full Field ERG, Multifocal ERG and EOG
10:30 Refreshment Break
11:00 Session III: What About the Rest of the Visual Pathway? PERG, VEP, Objective Visual Acuity (Sweep VEP) and Objective Visual Field (mfVEP)
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 Hands-on workshop
4:00 Adjourn