Optic Neuritis Thesis
My thesis explores the capacity of multifocal visual evoked potentials to provide detailed information of optic nerve function. The aim is to determine particular ways in which optic neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) impact on the visual pathways by testing the most appropriate use of amplitude and latency analysis. Knowledge of this impact will then allow an examiniation of the diagnostic capabilities of the multifocal visual evoked potentials in patients presenting with optic neuritis and possibly to predict their risk of progression to MS. In this way the thesis will be expanding the role of the mVEP into the field of neuro-ophthalmology, to fulfill its potential as more than a technique for objective perimetry.
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