Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Pupil: anisocoria

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Prof Derek Knottenbelt, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Unequal or asymmetrical pupils   Pupil: anisocoria    Pupil: normal  .
  • Cause: 2 basic etiologies:
  • Disturbance of neurologic pathways controlling pupillary behavior including the retina, optic nerve, midbrain, and oculomotor nerve.
  • Mechanical or structural problems of the iris.
  • Diagnosis: differentiation of the causes of anisocoria requires a thorough neurologic and ophthalmologic examination and a clear understanding of normal pupillary neuroanatomy.
  • Treatment: depends upon the specific diagnosis.
  • Prognosis: depends upon the specific diagnosis.

Etiology

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine Ophthalmology. In Gelatt K N (ed) Vet Ophthalmology(3rd ed), 1053-1116, Lippincott.


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