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Unequal pupils: This is the technical term for pupillary openings that do not match within the usual 1-2 mm difference that is often normal. Anisocoria would be diagnosed if the difference is greater and it has to be more that at 5 mm difference for a casual observer to see the difference in ordinary lighting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unequal pupil sizes: If there is a difference between the sizes of your pupils, you have anisocoria . If no medical condition or disease can be found to account for it, it is termed "physiologic". Check old photos with a magnifier to see if it is old or new! it might result from minor gestational or birth injury! generally nothing to worry about if not associated with something bad and if not progressive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can aneurisme cause seesaw anisocoria that comes and goes? Or Would aneurisme cause constant singlesided anisocoria?
If anisocoria is physiologic, is it normal for it to occur spontaneously in adulthood? Is it common for the discrepancy to increase in dim light?
Anisocoria: Yes possible but must be rare if greater than 1 mm which would be hard to detect in most folks. What does your Dr. think is going on? There is a good discussion at Wikipedia. ...Read more
Normal or not: In some people there can be a slite natural difference between pupils. If there is no neurological basis for this then it could be from a horner's syndrome from neck trauma, old direct trauma to the eye, old intraocular inflammation or several other potentially benign origins. There is really no treatment for qualizing the difference in pupils. ...Read more
None: Benign anisocoria is usually very subtle and tough for observers to spot. Anisocoria, or different sized pupils, can be from a number of neurological and ocular problems. But benign anisocoria is a minimal (about 1mm) difference between the pupils in an otherwise normal individual. If you have a larger difference than this i would see an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is a sympathetic nerve trunk which travels from the spine up the carotid in the neck supply the eye including the size of the pupil. If this nerve is disturbed there can be pupillary changes. You would likely see also a droop of the lid and a change in the pattern of sweating on that side of the face. It is called Horner's syndrome. ...Read more