eye-closure pupil reaction

(redirected from Galassi pupillary phenomenon)

eye-clo·sure pu·pil re·ac·tion

a constriction of both pupils when an effort is made to close eyelids forcibly held apart; a variant of the pupil response to near vision.

eye-clo·sure pu·pil re·ac·tion

(ī-klō'zhŭr pyū'pil rē-ak'shŭn)
A constriction of both pupils when an effort is made to close eyelids being forcibly held apart. A variant of the pupil response to near vision.
Synonym(s): Galassi pupillary phenomenon, Gifford reflex, Westphal pupillary reflex.

Gifford,

Harold, U.S. ophthalmologist, 1858-1929.
Gifford applicator
Gifford corneal applicator
Gifford corneal curette
Gifford fixation forceps
Gifford holder
Gifford iris forceps
Gifford keratotomy
Gifford needle holder
Gifford reflex - constriction of both pupils when an effort is made to close eyelids forcibly held apart. Synonym(s): eye-closure pupil reaction
Gifford sign - difficulty in everting the upper eyelid in Graves disease.

Piltz,

Jan, Polish neurologist, 1870-1931.
Piltz reflex - a pupil's attention reflex.
Piltz sign - constriction of both pupils when an effort is made to close eyelids forcibly held apart. Synonym(s): eye-closure pupil reaction; Westphal-Piltz phenomenon; Westphal pupillary reflex
Westphal-Piltz phenomenon - Synonym(s): Piltz sign