Strong papillary light reflex in infants associated with a later diagnosis of autism

How many of you like to travel? As humans, almost all of us have a desire to travel, visit previously unknown places, explore uncharted territory (although, quite frankly, there aren’t many places that can claim to be uncharted territory in this century). Now the point is whether we all or each of us, regardless of our love of travel, actually enjoy traveling and the benefits associated with it like getting to know new places, learning a new culture, etc., unless we had the strength of seeing, right?

Importance of the eyes

I mean, how could we gasp at the sight of the now extinct Fiji volcano, or how could we enjoy the lush greenery of the Canadian forests or say, how could we see the almost dreamlike Taj Mahal on a moonlit night, or how could we see love that our parents had or still have for us if we didn’t have this God-given vision?

Medical conditions related to the eye

Under these circumstances we realize the importance of our eyes, because being eyes lives in the 21st century with any light that exists in primeval darkness without light or illumination. And since the subject of darkness was brought up, why not talk about how sad or depressed or irritated we feel when load shedding occurs? It is in these moments that we realize, even if only for a short time, what it means to be blind or without eyesight. Now, of course, do the eyes have their own diseases or diseases that affect them too?

Read on to learn more about such a disease or medical condition of the eyes that is common around the world.


Autism is or can be defined as a disease or medical condition that leads to social awkwardness and repetition of thoughts or behaviors or patterns in the same.

Papillary reactions

Scientific studies have shown that infants or older children with autism tend to be more sensitive to light, meaning that they exhibit a strong papillary light reflex when exposed to it. When more studies were done, they showed that infants were more likely to be diagnosed with autism than the general population because they exhibited this strong papillary response more strongly than the general adult population.

What are papillary reactions?

Papillary responses can be defined as responses of the nerves of the eyes when exposed to a particular optical environment or an environment containing different degrees or types of light. The reactions can be extreme or normal or below average.


Autism can therefore be said to be a disease or medical deficiency that leads to social awkwardness and repetition of thoughts and behavior, and one of its most visible symptoms in relation to the eyes is the strong papillary reaction or hypersensitivity to light.

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