Purpose/Methods: The present study compares the electroretinogram responses of albino and pigmented guinea-pigs (Carla porcellus) with data published for the rat and mouse. Result: We found that albino guinea-pigs gave significantly larger amplitudes and faster implicit times for a-wave and peak-to-peak responses than did pigmented animals. In contrast, pigmented and albino rats and mice do not show such differences between strains. Conclusion: We suggest that the guinea-pig may be a better model of the retinal response in human albinism as their response characteristics are consistent with those published for humans.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
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