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Medical Term:

light reflex


  1. a red glow reflected from the fundus of the eye when a light is cast on the retina, as in retinoscopy;
  2. a triangular area at the anterior inferior part of the tympanic membrane, extending from the umbo to the periphery, where there is seen a reflection of light.

Synonym(s): pupillary reflex

Synonym(s): eye reflex, fundus reflex

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