Speaker: ‘Please stop using PERRLA’ when examining patients for neuro-ophthalmic conditions

KOLOA, Hawaii – When examining a neuro-ophthalmic patient, physicians must check the pupil in the light and the dark, a presenter said here. “If you’re using the abbreviation PERRLA – pupil, equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation – please stop,” Andrew G. Lee, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology in Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, said during a mini-symposium on neuro-ophthalmology at the Hawaiian Eye meeting. “Because the pupil can be equal, round and reactive to both light and accommodation and have a whopping relative afferent pupil defect (Read more...)

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