Ciliary reflex. Definition

Medical Definition: ciliary reflex

Part of the mechanism of accommodation of the eye to near vision (ciliary reflex also involves the convergence of the eyes and some miosis). Near vision dioptric requires an enhanced capacity of the eye, which is achieved by contraction of the ciliary muscles, which loosens the lens, thus increasing its convexity and thus, their ability diopter. The center where integration takes place is the heart reflex ciliary or Edinger-Wesphal, and its efferent pathway, as well as the aforementioned core is parasympathetic.

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