Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1991;32(3):263-272.
Published online March 1, 1991.
The Effect of Experimental Ocular Hypertension on the Electroretinogram in Laser Treated Rabbit Eyes.
Yoon duck Kim, Woo Jung Kim, Sung Mln Hyung, Jaeheung Lee
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
실험적 안압상승이 안저광응고 시술안의 망막전위도에 미치는 영향
김윤덕(Yoon Duck Kim),형성민(Sung Min Hyung),김우중(Woo Jung Kim),이재흥(Jae Heung Lee)
The argon laser is widely used to coagulate the diabetic retina in order to inhibit the progression of diabetic retinopathy. To compare the electrophysiological changes of the photocoagulated retina according to the level of intraocular pressure(IOP), the right eyes of 24 pigmented rabbits underwent retinal photocoagulation with an argon laser. Retinal function was assessed electroretinographically at 4 weeks after retinal photocoagulation before treatment and under elevated IOP(40 mmHg, 60 mmHg, 80 mmHg) for 4 hours. In the 40 mmHg group, the amplitude of the a-, b-, oscillatory potentials(OPs) of the photocoagulated eyes showed a more rapid drop than the control eyes, and there was no recovery stage seen in the control eyes. In the 60 mmHg group the amplitude of the a-wave, b-wave, and OPs of photocoagulated eyes showed a rapid drop and were abolished after 3.5 hours, but that of the control eyes showed biphasic changes; first, a rapid drop with the same velocity as the photocoagulated eyes during the first 2 hours, then a steady stage for the last 1.5 hours. In the 80 mmHg group, electroretinogram was totally abolished within 20 minutes after elevation of IOP in both eyes. The above results showed that the photocoagulated eyes treated 4 weeks ago were more vulnerable to elevated IOP than the control, healthy eyes.
Key Words: a-wave;b-wave;electroretinogram;intraocular pressure elevation;oscillatory potential;retinal photocoagulation

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