A 54-year-old Asian male came to our clinic with complaints of blurred vision in his right eye. During the exam, he did not report any history of hypertension or diabetes. But, in a recent visit to a local health clinic, his systolic blood pressure was over 200 (malignant hypertension is blood pressure above 180/120).Read More
For all of us, eyes not only provide vision, but they allow doctors and clinicians to view the body's inner workings. Our eyes tell us crucial stories about health, and sometimes they reveal truths about diseases, dysfunctions, and the impact of stress. In children, this ability to see health issues can be of even greater importance.Read More
An electroretinography (ERG) device is a remarkable tool that helps clinicians understand the health of the retina. As an objective measure of electrical responses within the retina, ERG is crucial for understanding how the retina is functioning, with multiple applications across the continuum of care.
ERG is not disease specific. It is an objective measure of retinal function that is useful for building a differential diagnosis in patients with confounding or conflicting clinical findings and for those with unexplained visual changes. The information that ERG uncovers can be crucial in deciding when and if to initiate appropriate treatment, how aggressively to treat, and whether or not additional treatment is likely to have benefits.
Ask your Eye Care Hawaii clinician about ERG to learn more. As always, we are leveraging the latest technology and clinical trends to deliver the best eye care and help protect your overall health.
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