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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Pupil reactions were normal with no relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) in either eye.
The patient will definitely have a relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD)
There will always be a relative afferent pupillary defect (APD) present in the affected eye.
Unless there is extensive maculopathy, in general there is no relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) in patients presenting with macular disease.
d) The child has a relative afferent pupillary defect.