The Visually Evoked Response test (VER), also known as the Visually Evoked Potential test (VEP), is a test for Optic Neuritis or other demyelinating events along the Optic Nerve or further back along the optic pathways. VEPs are very sensitive at measuring slowed responses to visual events and can often detect dysfunction which is undetectable through clinical examination.
A doctor may recommend that you go for a VEP test when you are experiencing changes in your vision that can be due to problems along the pathways of certain nerves. Some of these symptoms may include:
How to prepare :
- 1. Please come with clean, dry hair with no hair gel or other hair products. We will NOT have to shave or cut hair for the test.
(**If you are found to have LICE your test will be rescheduled after the lice have been treated.)
- 2. It is helpful to bring a list of current medications as the technologist will ask what medications you are taking.
- 3. If you wear corrective lenses, be sure to wear these when you come for the test. (glasses or contacts).
- 4. Continue taking scheduled medications unless told otherwise by your physician. Continue eating and drinking normally before the test.
- 5. Please report to admitting 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
- Late arrivals may necessitate rebooking for another date.
If you are going to be late due to traffic, road conditions, etc. Please call 011 47252000 to advise of your situation or rebook if necessary.