Pupillary Examination

A wealth of information can be learned from examination of the pupils. An attempt should first be made to determine whether the pupils react to light and, if so, how briskly? A brisk constriction to light usually indicates good ocular and optic nerve function. A sluggish response, or no response at all, implies retina, optic nerve, or third nerve dysfunction. This assessment of pupil response to light can be helpful in localizing the site of visual loss, which is especially helpful in the child with possible cortical visual impairment (Fig. 2-3). Brisk pupillary reactions in a child with profound visual loss indicate a cortical etiology (Table 2-2).

Was this article helpful?

0 0
101 Power Tips For Preventing and Treating Headaches

101 Power Tips For Preventing and Treating Headaches

Are you fed up with your frequent headache pain? 101 Simple Ways to Attack Your Headache BEFORE the Pain Starts Guaranteed No Pain, No Fear, Full Control Normal Life Again Headaches can stop you from doing all the things you love. Seeing friends, playing with the kids... even trying to watch your favorite television shows.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment