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Horners Syndrome In Children
See below: Horner's syndrome is a constellation of findings including eyelid drooping (ptosis), constriction of the pupils (miosis), and decreased sweat (anhidrosis) on the same side of the face. It's caused by a problem in the nervous system. Occasionally it can be from a cancer pushing on the nerves in the chest that feed the face. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Horner's is a complex of eye findings-lid droop, pupillary narrowing, diminished sweating - caused by a disturbance of the sympathetic nerve supply to the eye. Almost always on one side only. Can be caused by forceps for birth, tumors in the upper chest ( usually lung cancer), vascular lesions in the neck and trauma. Some relief with proper treatment - see your neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Injury or illness: Horner's syndrome is caused by damage or dysfunction of a nerve that afffects eyelid movement, pupil constriction and sweating. It can be aquired in many ways a few of which are trauma to the neck or tumor in the chest. It is important to see a physician for new horner's syndrome of unknown cause. ...Read more
Sympathtic dysfuncti: Horner's is a complex of eye findings-lid droop, pupillary narrowing, diminished sweating - caused by a disturbance of the sympathetic nerve supply to the eye. Almost always on one side only. Can be caused by forceps for birth, tumors in the upper chest ( usually lung cancer), vascular lesions in the neck and trauma. Some relief with proper treatment - see your neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Cluster HA: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/horner-syndrome associated with migraine headache: the signs and .Symptoms of horner syndrome can also occur during a migraine headache. When the headache is gone, the signs and symptoms of horner syndrome usually also go away. Cluster headache are piercing pain behind one eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Horner's syndrome, a complex of drooping eyelid (ptosis), constricted pupil (miosis) and reduced sweating of one side of the face (anhidrosis) can be caused by many things, including tumors on top of the lung, or anything that compresses certain nerves in the head and neck. In addition to falling lid, dryness of the eye & inadequate blink can alter vision. Advise you seek care immediately! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In horners syndrome, does the miotic pupil remain a constant size or does it also respond to variations in light level?
It still responds: In Horner's syndrome the pupil can still dilate to varying intensities of darkness but just not as forcefully or briskly as the normal eye. Another way to put it is that depending upon the severity of the sympathetic pathway interruption pupillodilatory muscle activity can be affected anywhere from mildly to severely or even paralyzed. Only seen dilation paralysis a few times but it can happen. ...Read more
My doc says I have horners syndrome is it commonly benign commonly? One pupil doesn't constrict as much as the other
Is it ONLY the pupil: In order to diagnose Horner"s you must have the other symptoms. If it is only the pupil, we look for entirely different things. WHAT DID THE DR TELL YOU???? There are a variety of different things to consider if you have only pupil change, and an entirely different list of considerations if it is Horner's. Some of them are important and serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had fusion surgery 3 months ago and still have weakness and also had horners syndrome after so they did another mri this was the results
Unsure question: It isn't clear what is being asked. Given that you have had both a surgery and a follow up, it seems prudent for you to query your attending physician(s) involved in your care for any questions regarding therapeutic expectations and those surrounding the additional imaging studies. ...Read more
Horners syndrome stage 3 fr surgeon severing symphatic nerve during neck surgery don't sweat on rt side pittosis miosis any hope 4 a normal face again?
Why does doctors won't order a CT scan of brain and spinal tap to find out what is causing my horners syndrome to make sure if it is a tumor or not?
Need to confirm: If your doctor has not found the cause, you should consider a second opinion with help from your family doctor. A neurologist can be more helpful....The cause is more likely to be in upper chest or neck. So an examination of the neck and ct scan of chest may be more useful than ct scan of the brain. ...Read more
Nerve problem: Am impairment of sympathetic nerve activity that presents as ptosis(droopy eyelid), meiosis (constricted pupil) and anhydrosis (no sweating) on the same side of the face. While over 50% of the causes are benign it can indicate the presence od a tumor in the chest or neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various : Horner syndrome results in a unilateral small pupil, slight drooping of the eyelid, and possible changes in sweating on the same side. It is caused by problems in the sympathetic nerves passing upward in the chest into the neck and toward the base of the brain. Numerous conditions can cause the problem, and this would need extensive testing to find the cause. ...Read more
Definition: A persistently small pupil (miosis) A notable difference in pupil size between the two eyes (anisocoria) Little or delayed opening (dilation) of the affected pupil in dim light Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis) Slight elevation of the lower lid, sometimes called upside-down ptosis Little/no sweating (anhidrosis) either on the entire side of face or isolated patch of skin on the affected side. ...Read more