NEUCODIA VEP testing system is a child-friendly medical device for assessment
of visual deficits in children 6 months of age or older
What is amblyopia? Amblyopia refers to reduced vision in one or both eyes caused by visual deprivation
in childhood. That is, even with proper eyeglasses, an eye with amblyopia does not see well! It is often reversible with the
appropriate treatment. The term "lazy eye" is often used to describe amblyopia of the visual pathways in the brain
that allow an individual eye to "see." That is, because of improper stimulation of the involved eye, the portion
of the brain serving that eye does not develop properly.
Vision disorders can be very difficult to detect, especially in young children. Most children
believe what they see are everyone sees, even though a vision problem exists. If the disease is left undetected and untreated, numerous vision problems, like amblyopia,
can result in blindness. In addition, children who have visual impairments may have greater difficulties learning and their
social development may negatively affected.
Operation of Neucodia is easy and simple. Upon positioning three sensory pads on your child’s head, an operator
starts the test. Your child watches a computer monitor starting with a short cartoon animation followed by 10 second stimulus
display. The total testing time for both eyes is about 2 minutes. Neucodia measures the electrical signals transmitted from your child’s eye to the brain - the visual neural
pathway. The test is objective. No verbal response or “button pushing” is needed, which enables testing of preverbal
children and infants with communication difficulties.
Click the link HERE to see amblyopia test case
Reimbursement: CPT Code 95930