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Nursing2015

November 2005, Volume 35 Number 11 , p 68 - 68

Author

  • RICHARD L. PULLEN RN, EdD

Abstract

IF YOUR PATIENT has a suspected brain stem or hemispheric lesion, his corneal reflex can indicate problems with the trigeminal nerve (sensory or cranial nerve V) and facial nerve (motor or cranial nerve VII). Keep in mind, however, that this reflex may be diminished or absent in someone who normally wears contact lenses.

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