The use of multifocal electroretinography in the assessment of retinal toxicity caused by pharmacological agents

Authors

  • Andrew CT Fok Hospital Authority Ophthalmic Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Hong Kong.
  • Yolanda WT Yip Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Jasmine WS Ngai Hospital Authority Ophthalmic Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Hong Kong.
  • Timothy YY Lai Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Abstract

Multifocal electroretinography has found a role in the detection of ocular drug toxicity over the past 15 years. This review summarises how multifocal electroretino- graphy has been used to evaluate the retinal toxicity caused by various ocular as well as systemic pharmaco- logical agents. The use of multifocal electroretinography for monitoring the recovery of retinal function after with- drawal of the offending drugs is explored, as is the use of this technique to assess the efficacy of strategies to reduce retinal drug toxicity. Further developments in multifocal electroretinography to improve the detection of retinal toxicity in the future are also discussed.

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2016-01-02

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Fok AC, Yip YW, Ngai JW, Lai TY. The use of multifocal electroretinography in the assessment of retinal toxicity caused by pharmacological agents. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2016Jan.2 [cited 2022Aug.13];15(1):20-9. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/36

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