Amaurotic pupil | definition of amaurotic pupil by Medical dictionary
pupil in an eye that is blind because of ocular or optic nerve disease; this pupil will not contract to light except when its normal counterpart is stimulated with light.
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am·au·rot·ic pu·pil (am'aw-rot'ik pyū'pil)
Pupil in an eye that is blind because of ocular or optic nerve disease; this pupil will not contract to light except when the normal fellow eye is stimulated with light.
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(8) Interpretations were: - ++++ (Amaurotic pupil
and non-reacting pupil in blind eye).
In APD the abnormal pupil is known as an amaurotic pupil
If neither pupil reacts when the light is shone onto the affected eye but both pupils react normally when the fellow eye is stimulated, this is known as an amaurotic pupil
. It can only result from severe optic nerve damage (for instance transection) and the patient will be blind in that eye.