Published on January 22, 2016
1. BLINK REFLEX Dr.Sujin Koshy Neuro PG
2. The blink reflex is essentially the electrical correlate to corneal reflex It is useful in finding defect anywhere in the reflex arc. Afferent: supraorbital branch of the opthalmic division of Trigeminal nerve. Efferent: Motor fibers of facial nerve.
3. Blink reflex anatomy
4. Two response: Early R1(ipsilateral) and Late R2 response(bilateral). R1: disynaptic- Biphasic R2: multisynaptic- Polyphasic
5. Procedure Patient lie relaxed Two channel recording Electrodes: Inferior orbicularis oculi Active electrode G1-lateral and inferior to pupil. Reference electrode G2 placed lateral to lateral canthus bilaterally. Ground electrode: mid forehead Sweep speed: 5-10ms/division Sensitivity:100 or 200 micro volt/div Motor filter: 10 Hz-10Khz G1 G2
6. Electrode is placed on the supra orbital fissure over medial supra orbital ridge (depression over bony ridge over eye brow) to stimulate supra orbital nerve branch of opthalmic disvision of trigeminal nerve. Electrical stimulus of 100 micro seconds duration used.
7. The current is increased in small increments 3-5 milli ampere Until supra maximal stimulation is reached. Typically no more than 15-25 milli ampere Four to six trials are obtained on rastered tracing and superimposed
8. R1 and R2 latency are measured
9. Blink reflex is elicited by stimulation of supraorbital nerve or infra orbital nerve or by glabellar tap using special reflex hammer that automatically triggers the oscilloscope sweep In normal response electrical stimulation elicits R1 response on the side ipsilateral to stimulation and R2 responses bilaterally.
10. R 2 latency is the measure of conduction time along the fastest fibers of afferent pathway of ipsilateral trigeminal nerve to nucleus of the spinal tract of fifth across multiple synapses in pons and lateral medulla to both ipsilateral and contralateral facial n nuclei.
11. INCOMPLETE RIGHT TRIGEMINAL NERVE LEISION
12. COMPLETE TRIGEMINAL LEISION R1 INCOMPLETE FACIAL R2
13. COPLETE FACIAL N LEISION IPSILATERAL R1 AND R2 RIGHT MIDPONTINE LEISION
14. RIGHT MEDULLARY DEMYLINATING PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
15. Blink reflex R2 changes and localisation of lesions in the lower brainstem (Wallenberg’s syndrome): an electrophysiological and MRI study J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1999;67:630–636 S Fitzek, C Fitzek, J Marx, H Speckter, P P Urban, F Thömke, P Stoeter, H C Hopf
16. Modified Rankin scale 0=no symptoms at all; 1=no significant disability despite symptoms; 2=slight disability; unable to carry out all previous activities but able to look after own affairs without assistance; 3=moderate disability; requiring some help; but able to walk without assistance; 4=moderately severe disability; unable to walk without assistance; and unable to attend to own bodily needs without assistance; 5=severe disability; bedridden; incontinent; and requiring constant nursing care and attention; 6=death; x=no acute infarction
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