PERL, PERLA, PERRL, PERRLA, PERRRLA

by Angie on September 24, 2010

I see a couple variations in a couple different books with these, but I am listing these as they are in the Stedman’s Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols (fourth edition).

As easy as these might seem, these acronyms can still be a little tricky:

PERL – pupils equal and reactive to light

PERLA, PEARLA – pupils equal and reactive to light and accommodation

PERRL – pupils equal, round, reactive to light

PERRLA – pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

PERRRLA – pupils equal, round, regular, reactive to light and accommodation

Hope that gives you a cheat sheet reference to go by.

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Dawn October 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm

This is one I will cut out and hang on my computer!

Jessica June 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Wow! These are great examples. Thank you!

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