Adie's Pupil is a term whose meaning is
the same as Tonic
It is also known as Adie's Tonic Pupil, Adie
Syndrome and as Holmes-Adie's Syndrome, among
Adie's Pupil refers to a neurological condition affecting
eye and the autonomic nervous system, and named after British Physician
William John Adie (1886-1935).
Affected pupils are "dilated", that
is the dark/black central "pupil" is larger than normal,
due to damage to the nerves
to the ciliary
muscle (of the eye) and the iris
(of the eye).
Adie's Pupils react abnormally poorly to changes in light level.
Adie's Pupils are also characterised by high sensitivity
to dilute 0.1% pilocarpine drops - which hardly affect normal pupils but
cause definite constriction (reduction in size/diameter) of Adie's
This condition is not life-threatening.
Both eyes may be affected (bilateral) but in most cases only one eye is
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