menace reflex

menace reflex

a reflex that may be tested by stabbing the finger towards the eye, with all precautions to avoid setting up a wind current. A positive reflex is a closing of the eyelids. An absence of the reflex indicates defective vision, paralysis of the eyelids or serious depression of consciousness. Called also eye preservation reflex, menace test, menace response, opticofacial reflex.
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In the neuro-ophthalmologic assessment, the left ocular globe had nonresponsive mydriasis, loss of direct pupillary light reflex, ptosis, corneal ulceration, and absence of the menace reflex.
Menace reflex was weak and palpebral reflex was absent on affected side.
The hospital also indicates a "decreased menace reflex," indicative of poor eyesight.
Menace reflex and palpebral reflex test were undertaken on affected eye resulting in loss of menace reflex of right eye indicating loss of sight of right eye however there was still presence of palpebral reflex on both lateral and medial aspect of eye.
Menace reflex, corneal reflex, pupillary light reflex were absent, but palpebral reflex was present in affected eye in both cases.
A general ophthalmic examination was conducted for all the animals in the study, which included gross examination, reflex evaluation using menace reflex, cotton ball test, obstacle test and pupillary light reflex to confirm vision.
PLR, dazzle reflex, menace reflex, tracking response and obstacle test.