I have horners syndrome. How do they dilate pupils?

Horner's. We have meds that dilate the pupil but you have damage to the sympathetic nerve that they work on either centrally, congentially or peripherally. It is best to fix the cause if you can.

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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

Yes, benign. Horner's syndrome is usually benign, and may resolve on it's own after a few weeks or a few months. It can be troublesome for many patients when eating, or during social encounters. Very rarely, a cancer may be responsible, but for a young lady it your age group this is extremely unlikely. Keep following with your doctor, but in the meantime focus on your health and the things you can control. Read more...
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 more...