Visual Evoked Potential Test
A visual evoked potential test (VEP) is used to look for problems in the brain that affect vision. A machine records brain waves related to the nerves that make up the visual pathway.
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This test is often used to:
- Diagnose and follow multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Test vision in children and adults who are unable to read eye charts
There are many symptoms that might lead your doctor to order a VEP. You may be having double vision, blurred vision, or loss of part or all of your vision.
Last reviewedJuly 2013by Eric L. Berman, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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