Tonic pupil following the use of dermatoscope

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Abstract

Adie's tonic pupil is a benign condition supposed to be due to a damage of the parasympathetic innervation of the eye. It may cause considerable anxiety in the patient and lead to extensive but futile investigations. Here, we describe a 34-year-old dermatologist who developed a tonic pupil just after she had started to use intensively a 6 light-emitting diode dermatoscope. We hypothesize that frequent, repetitive exposures of one eye to intense light might fatigue the pupillary reflex and trigger the appearance of a tonic pupil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurologica Taiwanica
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Adie
  • Adie's pupil
  • Dermatoscopy
  • Tonic pupil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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