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In Memoriam – Isabelle Ingster-Moati (✝2015)

Isabelle Ingster-Moati

Dr. Mathieu Robert tells us:

It is with my deepest regrets that I inform you, on behalf of her family, of Isabelle Ingster-Moati's death on Saturday, 31 January. She was a close colleague and taught me all I know about electrophysiology. As you know, she was very much involved in her clinical activities at Necker hospital for sick children and her teaching at University Paris Diderot. She held the Diplôme d'Université “Explorations de la fonction visuelle”, through which she formed a new generation of electrophysiologists in France and on the continent.

She fought her disease with strength and dignity, most of her collaborators being unaware of it, and carried on working until the very end. She gave us a fantastic lesson of life and she will be regretted by all those who knew her. I know she was very attached to the ISCEV community and read CEVnet everyday.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, 4 February at 3:30 p.m., Bagneux Cemetery, close to Paris.

Contact: Her son Charles Moati,


Our President addressed our membership as follows:

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the death of Isabelle Ingster-Moati, an esteemed member, a dear friend and a special woman.

Isabelle passed away on Saturday January 31 after a brave fight against her illness. We remember her for her smile, her elegance, her dedication to the electrophysiology of the eye, and her passion for teaching our science to young people. Those who knew Isabelle more closely, know that she loved to sing in her work. She would say that song gave serenity to those who had to undergo to our procedures.

Our condolences go to her family and her colleagues. Isabelle will be missed.

Prof A. Patrizia Tormene President ISCEV


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Emiko Adachi awarded “Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon”

Our distinguished member and founder of the eponymous Award, Prof Emiko Adachi, was awarded “The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon”, directly handed to her by the Japanese Emperor. We stand proud and are honoured to have her among us.

Multifocal Monuments around the world

An electrophysiological traveller's guide, inaugurated by Colin Barber: PDF

Eberhart Zrenner now “Senior Professor” at University of Tübingen

Eberhart Zrenner, our member, former secratary & president and recipient of the Adachi Award, has received a “Senior Professorship” in Tübingen in April 2013. This means that he can pursue his research and patient care activities in Tübingen's “Forschungsinstitut für Augenheilkunde” for at least another five years.

Overview of the 2012 ISCEV survey of full-field electroretinography practice

It is a particular pleasure to contact you as your new Director of Standards and to thank everyone who completed our survey of ERG practice. We received an impressive 143 responses. As one respondent mentioned, it did take more than 5 minutes to complete, especially for those who took the time to add helpful comments.

The ERG survey was prepared as a co-operative effort with our outgoing Director of Standards, Michael Marmor, Ulrich Kellner and Ruth Hamilton. The data will inform the work of Prof Kellner and his ERG standards committee in preparation of the 2014 update of the ISCEV standard for full-field electroretinography. Below please find a brief synopsis of the survey results. The detailed replies are available as PDF.

If you have suggestions for the update of the ERG standard, please send them to Ulrich Kellner []. The committee will be in touch with ISCEV members for further input when the draft update is available.

Four of the five standard ERG tests are used routinely by >90% of labs

• 94-98% of respondents use the dark-adapted weak and standard flashes, the light-adapted single flash and the light-adapted flicker for routine clinical ERG testing.

ERG testing is less prevalent for standard oscillatory potentials and recommended dark-adapted strong flash ERGs

• 72% routinely record oscillatory potentials
• 57% (79/139) routinely record the recommended strong (10 or 30) flash ERG. Of these 79 labs, 59 use 10 cd·s/m², 17 labs use 30 cd·s/m² (includes 3 labs that routinely record both) and six labs use other strong flash levels.

Non-standard (weaker or stronger) stimuli are used for some tests

• 3.5% record non-standard dark-adapted ERGs to a weak flash stimulus.
• 5.1% record non-standard light-adapted single flash ERGs
• 6.5% record non-standard dark-adapted single flash ERGs.
• 6.5% use non-standard stimuli for dark-adapted strong flash ERGs
• 8.8% use non-standard stimuli for light-adapted flicker ERGs
• 10.7% record non-standard OPs.

Full-field ERG tests are reported as clinically valuable (routinely or occasionally) as follows

• 97.5% for light-adapted flicker ERGs
• 94.9% for light-adapted (3.0) single flash ERGs
• 94.5% for dark-adapted (3.0) ERG
• 90.2% for dark-adapted (0.01) ERGs
• 70% for dark-adapted OPs
• 57.6% for recommended stronger flash ERGs (i.e. 70% of those who record this response)

A majority of respondents also record multifocal ERGs and pattern ERGs in their labs. The prevalence of other ERG tests (recorded often or sometimes)

• 94–98% of respondents use each of the dark-adapted weak and standard flashes

• Long-duration (on-off) ERGs: 62%
• A dark-adapted luminance-response series: 55%
• S-cone ERG: 48%
• A light-adapted luminance-response series (photopic hill): 41%
• Saturated a-wave for slope analysis: 29%
• Scotopic threshold response: 23%
• Double flash ERGs: 17%
• The early receptor potential: 8.1%
• Direct current ERGs: 4.8%
• ERGs with red and/or blue flash were mentioned in comments as additional or alternative stimuli.

Respondents report a range of calibration methods and frequencies and most, 94%, calibration their systems. Both adults and children are tested 89% of labs. The number of ERGs per year ranges from small units to very large clinical electrophysiology facilities (see figure).

Daphne L McCulloch, ISCEV Director of Standards

Honorary Doctorate conferred on Eberhart Zrenner, former ISCEV president

We are proud to report that our former President received this →Honorary Doctorate.


In Memoriam – Professor Harold Henkes (1918–2010)

Prof Henkes


It is with deep sadness we announce that Professor Harold Henkes passed away on September 5 th, 2010 , not long after his wife, who died in December 2009.

Harold Henkes was born in Scheveningen in 1918. He studied medicine for his MD in Utrecht , where he also had his training in ophthalmology. In 1942, he obtained a PhD, based on histological and chemical research on vitamin C.

His continued career took place at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital , where he became Medical Director in 1961. The following year, he was appointed Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and in 1967 Professor of Ophthalmology in Rotterdam , where he was working successfully until his retirement in 1982.

Of his research interests, retinal electrophysiology was the most prominent one. He was one of the founding fathers of the International Society for Clinical Electroretinography (ISCERG), which was established at a meeting organized by Henkes during the International Congress of Ophthalmology in Brussels in 1958. Among others, the Board included Professor Gösta Karpe, Sweden , as President and Dr. Harold Henkes as Secretary General.

Professor Henkes succeeded Professor Karpe as President of ISCERG at the Bad Nauheim Symposium in 1973, a position he held until the Budapest Symposium in 1983, when Professor Sven Erik Nilsson, Sweden , succeeded him. The same year, he was awarded an Honorary Membership of the Society. Under Professor Henkes’ precidency, at the Symposium in Ghent in 1977, the name of the Society was changed into the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) to reflect the broadened field of research of the Society members. Harold Henke’s enthusiastic leadership of ISCEV was greatly appreciated by all members.

Harold Henkes was a Board member of several other Societies, such as the European Ophthalmological Society, where he was first Treasurer and then President. He was a member of Royal Dutch Academy of Science. Furthermore, he was awarded the prestigious ophthalmological von Helmholtz Price. The German Ophthalmological Society made him Honorary Member.

Professor Henkes published a large number of scientific papers in international journals, not only on electroretinography but also on other ophthalmological problems, e.g. on circulatory disturbances of the retina. From 1970 to 1986 he was Editor-in-Chief of Documenta Ophthalmologica, which later became the official journal of ISCEV. Furthermore, he published several important books on the history of ophthalmology.

One of his important interests besides ophthalmology was glass. He created a very large private collection of antique and valuable glass, which he showed to his friends through photos attached to Christmas cards. This collection was finally donated to a museum. He also published books on glass, e.g.”Glass without gloss” in 1994, on utility glass from five centuries, 1300-1800.

In addition to his scientific achievements, Harold Henkes was a wonderful person, always kind and helpful. He was my gentle mentor when I succeeded him as President of ISCEV. His great experience and knowledge were most valuable. We all miss him very much and remember him as a man with a passionate interest in clinical electrophysiology of vision.

I want to thank Professor Van Rij and Dr. Frans Hiddema, Rotterdam , for providing the photograph and valuable information on Professor Henkes’ career.


Sven Erik G. Nilsson, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus, Former President of ISCEV, Linkoping University , Sweden

Elections 2010

Congratulations to Prof Shuishi Yamamoto, our new vice-president for Asia and Oceania, and to Dr Mineo Kondo who returns for a second term as Board member-at large. Both were elected unopposed by the ISCEV members present at the annual membership meeting on 06 November, 2010 to serve on the ISCEV Board of Directors

THE XLXI ANNUAL ISCEV SYMPOSIUM will be held in Chonqing, China, proposed dates of 13-17 October, 2013.

Daphne McCulloch & David Keating

The 6th Emiko Adachi Award

The 2010 Emiko Adachi award for long and meritorious service to ISCEV was announced at the XLVIII Symposium Banquet:  Congratulations and thank you to Prof Geoffrey Arden winner of the 2010 Emiko Adachi Award for contributions to science and for years of dedicated service to our Society. We look forward to the Award Lecture next year at our Symposium in Québec, Canada.

Daphne McCulloch

The 2010 DODT Award

The 2010 Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award for an outstanding presentation at the ISCEV Symposium by a young scientist was awarded to X Y George Kong of Melborne, Australia for his presentation, “Mitochondrial impairment results in increased susceptibility to injury in retinal neurons”. The Awards Committee also commended Alison Foulis (Glasgow, Scotland) and Shiying Li (Chongqing, China)

Daphne McCulloch

Graham Holder: Alcon Award

Professor Graham Holder recieved the prestigous Alcon Award at the ARVO meeting in 2010. A Scientific Selection Committee awards this prize to a small number of outstanding contributors to ophthalmic research throughout the world and honors them both in a symposium that elite members of the eye research community attend (in this case, ARVO) and with an unrestricted research grant. Congratulations to Professor Holder.

Further details of this award available from the Alcon site. Alcon Award

Anne Fulton honoured at Harvard

I am pleased to report that Dr. Anne Fulton has been promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. This is a well-deserved and hard-earned recognition of Dr. Fulton's continuing contributions to research, teaching, and clinical care.

In the entire history of the Longwood medical area teaching hospitals, there have only been 3 full professors of ophthalmology (Drs. Lois Smith, Elizabeth Engle, and Robert D'Amato.) Dr. Fulton's work in understanding retinal physiology in children is unparalleled in the world, and the level of clinical expertise she and her team offer her patients is equally peerless. Congratulations Dr. Fulton!

David G. Hunter, MD, PhD

Matt Severns

In Memoriam – Matthew L Severns (1953–2010)

We have lost another friend – Matthew L. Severns who died shortly after surgery on April 13th 2010. As both a scientist and as a representative of specialist manufacturing, he was an invaluable member of ISCEV working parties and committees and left a legacy of science, innovation and education to the field of clinical electrophysiology of vision. His close colleague and friend, Mary Johnson has prepared the attached obituary and Jonathan S Lyon M.D., has given this tribute to his wonderful character:

For me Matt was my scientific and statistical guide, collaborator, verifier, and encourager. When I had an intuition about proposing a method or solving a problem, I would turn to him to seek either confirmation or a very gentle rebuttal, usually after an elegant and exacting interpretation of the data. Matt expressed an excitement and enthusiasm about data: to see what it had to offer, to make sense of it, and to do this with integrity and honesty. That's the way he approached everything with optimism and caring.

Matt, we will miss you.

Our thoughts are with his wife, Amy Lindsey and the three children.

Michael Bach, President of ISCEV

Obituary: Matthew L Severns PDF


Bill Dawson

In Memoriam – William Woodson Dawson (1933–2010)

Our dear colleague and role-model, Prof William Woodson Dawson died on March 11th, 2010 after a valient fight with disease, lovingly supported by Judyth. Bill's dedication to ISCEV throughout his 39 years of membership was truly overwhelming. As a superb scientist he was always ready to support, mentor and contribute. And more: he organized two International ISCEV symposia, invented the “DTL” electrode, served on the ISCEV Board of Directors and was recognized by the Emiko Adachi Award for outstanding service and elected as an Honorary Member of ISCEV.

I am proud that I could call him an admired personal friend. I will sadly miss him but also gladly will always remember him.

Michael Bach, President of ISCEV

The University of Florida have completed a tribute to Dr William Dawson. Click on Tribute at the bottom of this webpage. → Tribute

Obituary: Dr William Woodson Dawson PDF

In Memoriam – Angelika M Shamshinova (1937–2009)

On October 4th 2009 a dear friend to all of us, Professor Angelika Shamshinova, passed away.

Obituary: Professor Angelika M Shamshinova: PDF



Emiko Adachi Award

Guidelines for this award can be downloaded here. PDF , RTF

The 5th Emiko Adachi Award

The 2009 Emiko Adachi award for long and meritorious service to ISCEV was announced at the XLVII Symposium Banquet:  Congratulations and thank you to Prof Yozo Miyake winner of the 2009 Emiko Adachi Award for contributions to science and for years of dedicated service to our Society. We look forward to the Award Lecture next year at our Symposium in Perth, Australia.

Daphne McCulloch

The 2009 DODT Award

The 2009 Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award for an outstanding presentation at the ISCEV Symposium by a young scientist was awarded to Dr Charlotte Polochek (Freiburg, Germany) for her presentation, “Give and take: the geneticist needs the electrophysiologist but we need the geneticist too”. In addition, the Awards panel commended Audrey-Anne Éthier, Caroline Jacques, Tobias Röck and Lucia Ziccardi for their excellent presentations.

Daphne McCulloch



In Memoriam – Vaegan (1943–2008)

Sadly our dear friend Vaegan has passed away. He was the most colourful person of ISCEV, full of life, he was radiant and liked controversies accompanied with deep empathy and warmth.

Our heart reaches out to Liz, they had just become engaged and he was a very happy man.

Vaegan was a dedicated physiologist and clinical electrophysiologist. He has been with ISCEV since 1982, served on the Board, on standards committees and he organised our Sydney symposium of which I have the best memories.

Vaegan, we will not forget you.

Michael Bach, President of ISCEV


Carole Panton honoured as Scobee Lecturer

Carole Panton was honoured at the The American Association of Certified Orthoptists Meeting in conjunction with The American Academy of Ophthalmology in November 2008. In the Scobee lecture, one of three named lectures in international orthoptics, Carole described with eloquence and expertise state of the art electrophysiological testing and the unique collaboration between orthoptics, electrophysiology and ophthalmology. I am honoured to be part of a team working with Carole Panton.

Carol Westall

The 4th Emiko Adachi Award

The 2008 Emiko Adachi award for long and meritorious service to ISCEV was announced at the XLVI Symposium Banquet:  Congratulations and thank you to Congratulations to Prof Günter Niemeyer winner of the 2008 Emiko Adachi Award for contributions to science and for years of dedicated service to our Society. We look forward to the Award Lecture next year at our Symposium in Italy.

Daphne McCulloch

The 2008 DODT Award

The 2008 Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award for an outstanding presentation at the ISCEV Symposium by a young scientist was awarded to Dr Xunda Luo (Houston, Texas USA) for his presentation, “Retinal pathway origins of the pattern ERG (PERG)”. The Awards panel also recognised Drs Charlotte Poloschek (Freiburg, Germany) and James D Akula (Boston, USA) for highly commended presentations.

Daphne L McCulloch

The 3rd Emiko Adachi Award

The 2007 Emiko Adachi award for long and meritorious service to ISCEV was announced at the XLV Symposium Banquet:  Congratulations and thank you to Professor William Dawson. In addition to Prof Dawson’s many contributions to clinical electrophysiology of vision in humans and in animal models,  
He has an impressive record of service to ISCEV; he co-hosted the XXV International Symposium of ISCEV with Prof Biersdorf in Sarasota Florida, in 1987 and hosted the XLII Symposium in Puerto Rico (USA) in 2004. Prof Dawson has served on the ISCEV Board of directors as member-at-large (1995-1998) and as Vice President for the Americas (1999-2002). We look forward to the Emiko Adachi Award Lecture at the XLVI Symposium in Morgantown, WV, USA, July, 2008.

Daphne McCulloch

The 2007 DODT Award

The 2007 Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award for an outstanding presentation at ISCEV Symposium by a young scientist was awarded at the XLV Symposium in Hyderabad, India to Dr Maja Sustar (Slovenia) for her presentation, “The photopic negative response of the flash ERG to broadband and monochromatic stimuli in glaucoma and controls’.  The ISCEV Awards panel and also recognised Drs Kaoru Fujinami (Japan), Timothy Lai (Hong Kong) and Bijoy  Nair  (India) for their highly commended presentations.

Daphne L McCulloch

The 2nd Emiko Adachi Award

The 2006 Emiko Adachi award for long and meritorious service to ISCEV was announced at the XLIV Symposium Banquet:  Congratulations and thank you to Professor Eberhart Zrenner. Although Prof Zrenner has had a long and varied careerin ophthalmic research, his contributions to our society are remarkable. He has served on the ISCEV Board of directors for 17 years, in three important capacities: Treasurer 1983-1986, Secretary General 1986-1991, and president 1992-1996. We look forward to the Emiko Adachi Award Lecture at the XLIV Symposium in Hyderabad, India, August 2007.

Daphne McCulloch

The 2006 DODT Award

The 2006 Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award for an outstanding presentation at ISCEV Symposium by a young scientist was awarded to Dr Daniel Barthelmes for his presentation at the XLIV Symposium in Fontevraud France, “Detecting visual field constriction in patients with retinitis pigmentosa using quantitative OCT analysis”. The adjudicators awards panel and also recognised Drs Guylene Le Muer and Naouki Tanimoto for their highly commended presentations.

Daphne L McCulloch

Elections 2006


Two new members of the ISCEV Board of Officers from January 2007 are:


Member-at-Large Dr Mineo Kondo (Nagoya, Japan)
Member-at-Large Dr Carol Westall (Toronto, Canada)

THE XLVII ANNUAL ISCEV SYMPOSIUM will be held in Padova, Italy, proposed dates of 5-9 July, 2009 hosted by Dr A Patrizia Tormene.

Congratulations to our new officers and thank you to all of the candidates who offered to work for the benefit of our society.

Daphne McCulloch & David Keating

Drug Development and Clinical Trials – Special Symposium at ISCEV 2005 (Loch Lomond, Scotland)

Electroretinography: The FDA's Viewpoint by Wiley A Chambers. Download Powerpoint presentation

Board Nominations 2006

This year we have three ISCEV Board positions open for election or re-election. In addition, all members can nominate a candidate for the Emiko Adachi Award for outstanding service to ISCEV.

For the Emiko Adachi Award simply send me the name of your nominee by e-mail (or by any other means).  The final selection for this award will be by the Adachi Award committee.

Download award details

Please consider and nominate suitable candidates for the ISCEV board:

Vice President for Asia and Oceania (Dr. Atsuchi Mizota has served one four-year term and he is eligible and willing to stand for re-election)

Member-at-Large - no geographical constraint (Dr Vaegan has served one four-year term and he is eligible and willing to stand for re-election)

Member-at-Large - no geographical constraint (Open position vacated by Dr. Graham Holder who was elected Director of Education)

Nominations for the above Board positions should be sent to me by an ISCEV member as the nominator. Please mention another member to second the nomination and also confirm the consent of the person nominated that he/she will stand for election.

At the membership meeting in Fontevraud on 15 June, we will reduce the list
of nominees to two for position The final selection will be by a postal
vote of all members.

Finally, in 2006 we will select the location for the XLVII ISCEV Symposium in 2009. We have two generous invitations: from Padova, Italy (Dr A Patrizia Tormene) and from Slovenia (Prof Marko Hawlina and Dr Jelka Brecelj). Please let me know if you are considering inviting ISCEV for a future symposium.

Daphne McCulloch

Elections 2005


Two new members of the ISCEV Board of Officers from January 2006 ARE:

Prof Laura Frishman; Editor-in-Chief, Documenta Ophthalmologica Prof Marko Hawlina; Board Member-at-Large

THE XLVI ANNUAL ISCEV SYMPOSIUM will be held in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA 11-16 July, 2008 hosted by our out going Editor-in-Chief, Prof J Vernon Odom.

Congratulations to our new officers and thank you to all of the candidates who offered to work for the benefit of our society.

Daphne McCulloch


Symposium in honour of Prof Zrenner's 60th Birthday

On November 4th and 5th, 2005, a very successful symposium on the Function and Dysfunction of Vision was held in Tübingen in honour of Professor Zrenner's 60th Birthday. Many ISCEV members were among the delegates including four former and current ISCEV Presidents, three Secretaries-General and three former Treasurers. Remarkably, in Prof Zrenner's busy career, he has held all of the above ISCEV Board positions! Our four presidents (Prof SE Nilson, Prof E Zrenner, Prof Y Miyake and Prof M Bach) are shown in this unique picture which was taken by Prof C Barber.

Daphne McCulloch


The 1st Emiko Adachi Award

The first award  for long and meritorious service to ISCEV was announced at the XLIII Symposium Banquet:  Congratulations and thank you to Professor Colin Barber. This is truly a fitting honour for our longest-standing Secretary-General who has done so much to shape the substance and character of ISCEV. We look forward to the first Emiko Adachi Award Lecture at the XLIV Symposium in Fontevraud, France, June 2006.

Daphne McCulloch & David Keating

The 2005 DODT Award

In this 10th year, Mrs. Elke Dodt, supporter and widow of Prof. Dodt, was in attendance to present the 2005 Eberhard Dodt Award to an outstanding young scientist at the ISCEV Symposium.

Congratulations to
Dr Ruth Hamilton of Glasgow who presented her paper based on her recently completed PhD research “The electroretinogram in preterm infants”.

On the strength of the scientific presentations, the Awards Panel selected two highly commended young scientists, Dr. Gil Ben-Shlomo for his presentation, “COP-1 treatment preserves inner retinal function, evidenced by pattern electroretinography, in the rat ocular hypertension model” and Dr. Pedro Gonzalez, for his presentation “The assessment of neuro-retinal toxicity in patients with epilepsy on Vigabtrin”.

Congratulations, to our honoured young scientists.

Daphne McCulloch & David Keating

Election Results

August 2005: finalised at the 2005 membership meeting in Glasgow. The votes were counted, checked and verified by another Board member, as required by the Bye-Laws. The results are as follows:

Treasurer Prof Ulrich Kellner (Berlin) elected for his second term
Director of Education Dr Graham E Holder (London) held this post as member at large

Congratulations to our returning ISCEV Board Officers !

Daphne McCulloch & David Keating

Invitations from the Americas for the XLVI Symposium of ISCEV in 2008

Following ISCEV tradition, the membership will vote for the upcoming Symposium location along with the postal ballot mentioned above.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Invitation from Dr Mitchell Brigell
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA Invitation from Prof J Vernon Odom


Daphne McCulloch & David Keating

Professor Miyake honoured


After his retirement as Professor of Ophthalmology at Nagoya University, former ISCEV president Yozo Miyake was promoted to the Director of National Institute of Sensory Organs in Japan this year. Prof. Myiake's great contributions to our society for more than twenty years are well known to ISCEV members. A major success resulting from ingenious use of the focal ERG has lead to a number of relevant insights into retinal diseases. We are very proud of his promotion to the highest position in Japanese Ophthalmologic Society, and express our sincerest congratulations.

Dr Mineo Kondo & Prof Michael Bach

2005 – Board nominations

Elections for the following positions are due in 2005. Preliminary elections took place at the membership meeting on 27 August during the LXIII ISCEV Symposium in Glasgow. (Postal vote for final selections will follow).


Editor of Documenta Ophthalmologica (Prof. Odom has served 2 terms and is not eligible for re-election)

Director of Education
new board position (Dr. Graham Holder, Director of Education, will complete two terms as member-at-large at the end of 2005 )

Member at Large
no geographical constraint (vacated by Dr. Mitch Brigell who was elected Director of Standards)

Treasurer (Prof. Kellner has served one term and is eligible for a second term)

To nominate someone, write to the Secretary-General specifying the Board Position, the name of the proposed candidate, the name of a seconder for the nomination and the signed consent of the candidate. Candidates letters may be sent separately. They should state that they are willing to stand for the position and, if elected, they are willing to fulfil the duties of the office.

Daphne McCulloch & David Keating

Election Results

November 2004: The full results of the latest ISCEV elections that took place in Puerto Rico are shown below. The votes were counted, checked and verified by another Board member, as required by the Bye-Laws. The results are as follows:

Secretary General Prof Daphne McCulloch (Glasgow)
Vice-president (Europe and Africa) Prof Colin Barber (Nottingham)
Director of International Communications Dr David Keating (Glasgow)
Director of Standards Dr Mitch Brigell (Ann Arbor)
Member-at-Large Prof Masayuki Horiguchi (Toyoake City)
Member-at-Large Prof Pierre Lachapelle (Montreal)

Thank you for your participation.

Colin Barber & David Keating

Emiko Adachi's Award

The award, in the value of $3000, is provided through a generous endowment from Emiko Adachi upon retirement from her position as Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Chiba University, Japan. Hers was a long and glorious career with many honours, culminating in official recognition from the Japanese government. Despite all of this, she remained extraordinarily proud of her long membership of ISCEV, and her outstanding record of sevice to our society. The award is given annually to someone who, to some degree, has matched this record of service to ISCEV.

Nomination deadline is extended to Friday 6th May , 2005. Full details of the nomination process is available here as a pdf document.

Emiko Adachi Award details (PDF)


David Keating & Daphne McCulloch

The 2004 DODT Award

The winner of the 2004 Dodt Award was Dr Chi Luu. Professor Eberhart Zrenner , President of the Society for the Advancement of Neuro-ophthalmological Sciences, which administers the award on behalf of ISCEV presented the prize.

Dr Luu presented a most interesting poster describing a study which has contributed to the understanding of myopia on the one hand and the action of myopia on the electroretinogram on the other. The full text of Professer Zrenner's speech will be in the Newsletter. Unfortunately Frau Dodt was not able to be present at the award ceremony, but she sent a letter via Prof Zrenner which is reproduced in ISCEV News Extra.

Congratulations to Dr Chi Luu.

Colin Barber & David Keating

Election Results

February 2004: The results of the latest ISCEV elections have been counted and have been checked and verified by another Board member (Prof. Yozo Miyake), as required by the Bye-laws. The results are as follows:

Thank you for your participation!

Colin Barber & Michael Bach

ISCEV member Emiko Adachi-Usami honoured

Prof. Emiko Adachi-Usami received the “Medal with Purple Ribbon” from the Japanese goverment. She received this award on account of her tremendous contributions to Retinitis Pigmentosa Society as well as her electrophysiological works in ophthalmology.

Our warmest felicitations, Dr. Adachi-Usami!

Michael Bach

ISCEV member John Robson elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

The Royal Society, the UK national academy of science, has elected our colleague John Robson as Fellow. John Robson has contributed with many sophisticated investigations to our society. He is also a most knowledgeable co-author of the new calibration guidelines which will appear shortly in Documenta Ophthalmologica (2003, volume 107, issue 1). We are proud to have him as ISCEV member and feel that this is prestigious award is well deserved.

Congratulations, John!

Michael Bach

Former ISCEV president Eberhart Zrenner received Order of Merit

On Saturday, 22 November 2002, Eberhart Zrenner was awarded  the “Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande”, the “Order of Merit” of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was honoured for his long-standing commitment to research in the field of Retinal Degenerations and for his efforts  as chairman of Pro Retina’s scientific committee on behalf of the patient self-help organization “Pro Retina Deutschland”.


The medal was conferred by Regierungspräsident Hubert Wicker  in lieu of President Johannes Rau during a festive ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the German Retinitis Pigmentosa Association.

Eberhart Zrenner has been an active member of ISCEV for many years and successfully served as president. We are very proud of him!

News on Documenta Ophthalmologica

Since Peter Butler took over the management of our Journal at Kluwer, many aspects are improving:

Colin Barber & Michael Bach  

Election Results

April 2002: The results of the latest ISCEV elections have been counted and have been checked and verified by another Board member, as required by the Bye-laws. The results are as follows:

Thank you for your participation!

Colin Barber & Michael Bach

Documenta Ophthalmologica, special issue
“The rise and fall of vision: from pediatric to geriatric electrophysiology”

You will recall that one of the topic of this year's ISCEV Symposium was: “The rise and fall of vision: from pediatric to geriatric electrophysiology”. Following the Symposium, the Editorial Board of Documenta Ophthalmologica (our Journal) has agreed to a special issue that would include significant papers on these topics.

Those interested in contributing (human or animal studies) to this special issue of Documenta must take the following deadlines into consideration:
Statement of intent to submit: January 1, 2002
Receipt of final manuscript: April 1, 2002

We would appreciate if you consider submitting a manuscript to this special issue following the detailed instructions of Documenta Ophthalmologica. The paper would then, of course, be peer-reviewed.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact either of us at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely yours,

Pierre Lachapelle,
Jelka Brecelj,

Documenta Ophthalmologica, special issue
“Genetic Diseases and Animal Models”

A special issue of Documenta Ophthalmologica is planned that will be dedicated to the topic of 'Genetic Diseases and Animal Models'. As you may remember, this was a major theme of the ISCEV meeting held recently in Orford, Quebec. We hope that ISCEV members will consider submitting a manuscript to this special issue. If so, please bear in mind the following deadlines:

Statement of intent to submit -- January 1, 2002
Receipt of final manuscript -- April 1, 2002

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact either of us at your earliest convenience.

Pierre Lachapelle, 514-412-4480 x23890,
Neal Peachey, 216-445-1942,


Thursday, January 11, 2001

Paul A. Sieving MD PhD, Named Director, National Eye Institute

Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D., acting director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced the appointment of Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., as director of the National Eye Institute (NEI). Dr. Sieving is currently the Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics and director, Center for Retinal and Macular Degeneration, at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor. He will join the NEI in late spring.

Paul has been an active member of ISCEV for many years. We are very proud of him and wish him a happy & successful office there.

CEVnet – The ISCEV discussion list (

Some details on list policy

Our intention is to provide an e-mail forum for informal discussions of interesting or perplexing cases, technical issues, economics, and any other matters of interest to the membership. Many of our members are already in the habit of sending an occasional e-mail query to knowledgeable colleagues; the list-sever should greatly facilitate these exchanges, and broaden the international pool of expertise on which we all may call.

The operation of the list is modeled after the very successful "Ped-Ophth" list-server, operated under the auspices of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus ("AAPOS") for the last decade. In our experience, acitivty on CEVnet is mostly quite light, and participants should not fear being overwhelmed by messages. Our list-server, graciously provided through the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at no cost, has been very effective in blocking “spam.”

CEVnet participants may unsubscribe at any time by sending an e-note to Scott Brodie, the list moderator, at requesting that your e-mail address be removed from the list. If you change your mind, just use the same address to request that you be re-instated.

CEVnet is "closed" list -- messages are accepted only from the e-mail addresses on the server's master list. If you change your email address, please let me know by personal email to There is no objection to a user maintaining more than one active e-mail address, but in that case, all messages will be sent to all active addresses.

In order to post a message to the list, simply send it by e-mail to Your message will promptly be relayed to everyone on the discussion group mailing list.
The list will operate under the following guidelines:

WAVEFORMS and CLINICAL IMAGES (revised 2012-02-01)

Participants are encouraged to post waveforms and clinical images (fundus photos, fluorescein or ICG angiograms, OCT or fundus autofluorescence images etc.) as part of their discussions or queries. We hope that, over time, the waveforms and images posted on CEVnet will constitute a library of clinical examples available to members for comparison or reference.

In many cases, clinical images and depictions of waveforms can be collected into a .pdf file, which will greatly compress the image files, and allow them to be included as attachments in postings to CEVnet without violating our server’s upper limit of 300 Kb for messages. [For example, recent versions of Microsoft Word allow files to be saved in .pdf format.] If this does not suffice, or if a user is unable to create suitable .pdf files, image files can be sent to the CEVnet moderator via personal email to (My email server will accept emails up to 1.0 MB.) I will place the images on an FTP server at Mount Sinai, and return active links which the user can include in their CEVnet message, allowing fellow users to see the images without clogging their email in-boxes or exceeding the maximum message size.

A few final suggestions

Best regards,
Scott (your CEVnet moderator)
Scott E. Brodie, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York

Member Requests top

April 2000
I am trying to locate someone who may help me solve a problem. I hope to find someone who is using Hewlett Packard's HPVEE program to record electrophysiological response. I am being interrupted at times by Windows 95 and I don't know how to stop it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Bob Dippner. Email:

Help wanted: Request for used electrophysiological equipment
Dear Colleagues,
I am writing this to ask you for some help in getting used ERG/VEP equipment for a new lab in Poznañ. We look also for some ERG apparatus for animal studies. Since the equipment is still very expensive, we would be most satisfied with the used one. I humbly ask all ISCEV colleagues again to ask for your help.
With best wishes,
Dr Andrzej Grzybowski, POLAND. Email:

LKC Systems Users-group
Our Department, which has been involved in Visual Electrophysiology for over 20 years, is interested in establishing an LKC UTAS Systems Users-group (essentially via email). We purchased a UTAS-E 3000 eighteen months ago and little ‘first-hand’ information from experienced users was, or is, available. As there are now many systems being used internationally, such a group set up for dissemination of information may be beneficial for all those involved. If you wish to be included, please contact me at the address below, and I will be happy to enter you into a register of LKC UTAS-users.
Serena Kay, Scientific Officer, Department of Medical Technology and Physics, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia 6009
Phone: +618 9346 2866 Fax: +618 9346 3466



























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