ISCEV standard for clinical pattern electroretinography (PERG): 2012 update

Michael Bach, Mitchell Brigell, Marko Hawlina, Graham E. Holder, Mary A. Johnson, Daphne McCulloch, Thomas Meigen, Suresh Viswanathan

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The pattern electroretinogram (PERG) is a retinal response evoked by a contrast-reversing pattern, usually a black and white checkerboard, which provides information about macular and retinal ganglion cell function. This document from the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision ( is a scheduled revision of the ISCEV PERG Standard, which updates and replaces the 2007 update and all earlier versions. The standard defines a single minimum stimulus and recording protocol for clinical PERG testing to assist practitioners in obtaining good quality responses and to facilitate inter-laboratory comparison. The present revision tightens stimulus specifications, expands on steady-state PERG recording, addresses visual stimulus display distinctions (CRT vs. LCD), and provides a more explicit definition of response components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalDocumenta Opthalmologica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • clinical electrophysiology
  • pattern electroretinogram
  • retina
  • Ganglion cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Optometry


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