Wernicke's pupillary reaction

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The absence of direct reaction to light in the blind part of the retina.

Description

The absence of direct reaction to light in the blind part of the retina. This occurs in hemianopsies, which are caused by a lesion in the tractus opticus.

First discovered in 1881 by Hermann Wilbrand (1851-1935), and again in 1883 by Wernicke.

Bibliography

  • H. Wilbrand:
    Die Seelenblindheit als Herderscheinung und ihre Beziehungen zur homonymen Hemianopsie, zur Alexie und Agraphie.
    Wiesbaden, 1886. hemianopischen Gesichtsfeldformen und das optische Wahrnehmungscentrum.
    Wiesbaden, 1890.
  • C. Wernicke:
    Über hemiopische Pupillenreaktion.
    Fortschritte der Medicin, 1883, 1: 49-53.

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