Hutchinson's pupil

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The pupil of the eye on the side of lesion is reflectively fixed and widely dilated due to a lesion in the central nervous system (3rd nerve lesion), while the other pupil contracts.

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The pupil of the eye on the side of lesion is reflectively fixed and widely dilated due to a lesion in the central nervous system (3rd nerve lesion), while the other pupil contracts. Occurs, for example, in haemorrhagias comprimating n. oculomotoris and basis cerebri.

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