The purpose of the present study is to assess the predictive value of visual function in ON patients with regard to the development of MS. For this purpose, idiopathic optic neuritis patients were seen during the acute stage of the attack and after improvement of visual acuity. Visual function is assessed by standardized ophthalmological examination. Further, electrophysiological and psychophysical methods are used. The sensitivity of two methods of visual evoked responses (VER) used in the diagnosis of visual impairment is compared in both the acute stage and after recovery. In addition to Snellen charts, both electrophysiological and psychophysical methods are evaluated on their sensitivity in detecting visual loss after improvement of the optic neuritis

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Voor de financiele ondersteuning is dank verschulcigd aan de Flieringa Stichting, Oogziekenhuis, Rotterdam.
G.H.M. van Lith
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van der Poel, J. C. (1985, October 9). Visual function in optic neuritis in relation to multiple sclerosis : an electrophysiological and psychophysical study . Retrieved from