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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His corneal reflex was absent on the right, and his right pupil was non-reactive to stimuli.
The detailed neurological examination revealed bilateral infra-nuclear facial palsy, absence of wrinkles of forehead, loss of taste sensation on anterior 2/3 of tongue and absent corneal reflex.
The seventh (peripheral facial paresis) or fifth (decreased corneal reflex, facial numbness) cranial nerve is usually involved.