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Sonographic Consensual Pupillary Reflex

  • Author(s): Wiswell, Jeffrey
  • Bellamkonda-Athmaram, Venkatesh
  • et al.

Patients suffering from severe orbital trauma are at risk for numerous complications, including orbital compartment syndromes. This can result in an afferent pupillary defect, which must be evaluated for on physical examination. Unfortunately, these at-risk patients are often challengingto examine properly due to surrounding edema. Point-of-care ultrasonography can be used as an adjunct to the standard examination in this situation. [West J Emerg Med. 2012;13(6):524]

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