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Oculocardiac Reflex

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

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Description:

The oculocardiac reflex may occur when there is stimulation of the ophthalmic branch of the fifth cranial nerve, such as with traction on an extraocular muscle. This results in vagal stimulation, which may be followed by bradycardia or other cardiac changes.

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