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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2002
  • pp: 190–196

Effect of aging on multifocal oscillatory potentials

Anne Kurtenbach and Monika Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 190-196 (2002)

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Multifocal oscillatory potentials (m-OPs) are thought to reflect rod–cone interactions. We examined the effect of age on the topography of the m-OP responses out to an eccentricity of 30 deg. Fifty-eight normal subjects were studied, aged between 13.6 and 58.8 yr. The data show a linear decrease in amplitude and a linear increase in latency with age, which is significant for most potentials. The decrease is uniform over the retina. These results suggest that an age-related impairment is occurring at or before the inner retina.

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(330.4300) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision system - noninvasive assessment
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors
(330.7310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2001
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2001
Published: January 1, 2002

Anne Kurtenbach and Monika Weiss, "Effect of aging on multifocal oscillatory potentials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 190-196 (2002)

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