relative afferent pupillary defect


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rel·a·tive af·fer·ent pu·pil·lar·y de·fect

asymmetry of the pupillomotor input between the two eyes; tested by alternating the light from one eye to the other and comparing the reactions to direct light.
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66% of cases with relative afferent pupillary defect had grade 4 or worse visual acuity.
The presence or absence of a relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) and examining for signs of rubeotic vessels on the iris are essential when assessing these patients.
In our patient, the presence of relative afferent pupillary defect in the right eye, impaired color vision in both eyes, and significantly prolonged p100 latency on pVEP were considered evidence of previous optic neuritis attack and optic nerve demyelination.
Relative afferent pupillary defect in patients with asymmetric cataracts.
1%), primary optic atrophy in 7 (25%) with Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect (RAPD) and visual acuity ranging from 3/60 to no perception of light [Table 1].
In patients with CRAO, an eye exam show profoundly decreased visual acuity, and the swinging light test (see "Use this mnemonic to ensure a comprehensive eye exam" on page 348) will reveal a relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD).
His visual acuity was 6/6 right and 6/5 left, he had no relative afferent pupillary defect, and his ocular movements were normal.
The swinging flashlight test is performed in order to detect relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD).
Relative afferent pupillary defect, prolonged VEP latency, and low amplitudes are useful for the evaluation of the cases.
Asymmetric glaucoma is also detected in a patient with relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) or asymmetric optic nerve cupping without an RAPD.
c Assessment for a relative afferent pupillary defect and fundus fluorescein angiography