Electroretinography in pediatric retinal dystrophies

James Lin, Luz Amaro-Quireza, Stephen H. Tsang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The use of full-field electroretinography (ERG) is crucial to the diagnosis and understanding of retinal dystrophies in pediatric patients. It is also important to elucidate the etiology of nystagmus in infants, ruling in or out the presence of a retinal etiology. Congenital retinal dystrophies can be categorized by their effect on rods or cones, and further by whether they are stationary or progressive. Here we describe the procedure of performing an ERG in the pediatric patient and use the aforementioned classification method to outline the characteristics of some of the retinal dystrophies, including the use of ERG in their diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Management of Pediatric Ocular Disorders and Strabismus
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781493927456
ISBN (Print)9781493927449
StatePublished - Jul 27 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Achromatopsia
  • Cone dystrophy
  • Congenital stationary night blindness
  • Leber congenital amaurosis
  • Retinitis pigmentosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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