The electroretinogram (ERG) is a diagnostic test that measures the electrical activity
generated by cells in the retina in response to a light stimulus. Typically, an ERG is
recorded with white flash when the pupil is dilated. RETeval Visual Diagnostic Device
(RETeval) generates an array of color flashes, which allows studying whether color flash
would be a useful diagnostic tool.
Full pupil dilation is required to obtain a response from the whole retina. However, this
requirement often limits a patient's flow in the clinic and increases the overall time
patients spend at the eye practitioner. RETeval provides the possibility of recording ERGs
in un-dilated pupils therefore making the whole exam easier and shorter. These results need
to be compared to the classic, fully dilated ERG and evaluated for efficiency.
The purpose of this research study is to use the RETeval device to measure the eye's
electrical response and how it changes with different stimuli such as changing flash color
or pupil dilation.
- healthy adult volunteers
- volunteers able to get their pupil fully dilated
- pregnant women
- subjects with
- light sensitivity
- photosensitive epilepsy
- allergies or sensitivity to pupil dilation ophthalmic solutions
- history of glaucoma
- cardiac dysrhythmia will not be invited to participate in this study.
- Pregnancy status, light sensitivity and photosensitive epilepsy will be based on
volunteer's providing this information at the time of signing the consent form