ERG Signal Modeling Based on Retinal Model

Seung-Pyo CHAE  Jeong-Woo LEE  Woo-Young JANG  Byung-Seop SONG  Myoung-Nam KIM  Si-Yeol KIM  Jin-Ho CHO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A   No.6   pp.1515-1524
Publication Date: 2001/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 2000 International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2000))
ERG,  retina,  photoreceptor,  bipolar cell,  volume conductor potential,  

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An electroretinogram (ERG) represents the global responses of the retina to a visual stimulus and shows accumulated responses of each layer of the retina relative to the signal processing mechanisms occurring within the retina. Thus, investigating the reaction types of each ERG wave provides information required for diagnosis and for identifying the signal processing mechanisms in the retina. In this study, an ERG signal is generated by simulating the volume conductor field response for each retina layer, which are then summed algebraically. The retina model used for the simulation is Shah's Computer Retina model, which is the most reliable model developed so far. When the generated ERG is compared with a typical clinical ERG it exhibits a close similarity. Based on changing the parameters of the ERG model, a diagnostic investigation is performed with a variation in the ERG waveform.