corneal reflex

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corneal reflex

[′kȯr·nē·əl ′rē‚fleks]
(medicine)
Automatic closing of the eyelids as a result of irritation of the cornea.
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The eye blink reflex, vibrissae movement, and orientation of the vibrissae relative to the rostrocaudal axis of the animal were measured.
The blink reflex in chronic tension type headache, migraine and cervicogenic headache.
Contralateral early blink reflex in patients with HTLV-I associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis.
Electrophysiological study of Bell palsy: electrically elicited blink reflex in assessment of prognosis.
The blink reflex is brought about by eye movement and air movement around the eyes.
The blink reflex normally protects it, but when the eye is hurt it is called a corneal abrasion.
For a science project, it's best to measure the blink reflex when the test subject doesn't know, you're observing him or her," Demorest suggests.
USING THE MODIFIED BLINK REFLEX (MBR) TO INDEX INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN SPEED OF PROCESSING
Reduced corneal sensitivity is associated with dry eye and also with a decrease in the blink reflex, impediment of epithelial healing, a compromised rate of epithelial cell mitosis, decrease in tear flow, and with the onset of keratitis.
In our study, we evaluated the potential role of electromyographic (EMG) blink reflex in establishing diagnosis of headache and evaluation of trigeminal nerve dysfunction as the possible underlying pathomorphological headache mechanism.
Both components of the trigeminal blink reflex (TrBR) were obtained with normal forms and latencies.