Argyll-Robertson pupil

Argyll-Robertson pupil

An ocular finding, now of largely historic interest, for a pupil that can focus on a near object (accommodate) but does not react to light, which is classically described in tertiary syphilis. Near-light dissociation is also seen with Adie tonic pupil syndrome, a benign peripheral neuropathy which, in contrast to the brisk and immediate response of AR pupils, is characterised by a slow and prolonged near response.

Argyll-Robertson pupil

Ophthalmology A pupil that reacts to accommodation but not to light, a finding typical of 3º syphilis
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This can be caused by viral infection, as in the case of Adie's tonic pupil, damage to the pre-tectal area (Parinaud's syndrome), or damage in the rostral midbrain (Argyll-Robertson pupil).
His pupils were equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation and extraocular movements were intact, not suggestive of Argyll-Robertson pupils. He showed
With pupil theory, pre-regs should know both nerve pathways and possible pathologies, including any anisocoria, Adies, Homers and Argyll-Robertson pupils.