The technique of multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) is the newest and most advanced technology that exists today for the functional study of the retina. The technique of mfERG allows us to obtain a functional map of retina of patients.
In May 2011, in our Laboratory of Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience, we have begun the study by mfERG in patients with various diseases that affect the functional state of the retina and visual system.
The mfERG is especially useful in the study of the Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) since allows us to know very accurately which areas of the retina have a normal functioning and locate which have a diminished activity. So far we have been studied 14 patients, all of them are derived by the Andalusian Association of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
The mfERG is useful in all those diseases that affect directly or indirectly the functioning of the retina. Until the present studied scores 46 patients with various diseases, which include the retinosquisis, glaucoma, patients treated with chloroquine and tumoral processes.