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Eye twitches/drooping lid

Kris-NYKKris-NY Posts: 2,207
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi Guys

Just before my surgery my right eye started twitching. It was mostly in the morning at work so I thought it was a combination of neurontin and eye strain at computer.

Now after surgery the twitch is gone but my eye lid is dropped. Not a huge amount but it is noticible when you look. It is also effecting my contacts.

Anyone else have this? I was going to call my neurologist on Monday.


  • Kris,

    I think I would call your neurologist and have them check that out. I had some eye issues prior to my first surgery and was told the optical nerve passes through c5-c6 area. It pretty much looked like I had pink eye everyday which I didn't have or any infection in my eye. Following surgery it all stopped. So I would check with the neurologist about that.
  • Kris,

    I had the same thing happen to me. ACDF 12-08. Eyelid droop in hospital. Ask doc about it he said nothing with the surgery. After alot of research I have found out it is Horners syndrome. It still droop now and it has been over a year. Hope this helps.
  • This is just another of those things that doctors won't admit. I am going to call my neurologist tomorrow. He is great and I am sure he will know what to do. From what I can find I will probably have to wait it out a few months. There is a surgery that can be done to fix the eyelid if necessary.
  • I'm going Friday to see him. He asked if my face sweats on that side which is another symptom of Horners. I have a feeling I will be seeing an eye specialist as well but I don't mind going back to him now that the surgery is done. I like this guy alot.

    I'm not sure if the twitching went away because of the surgery or because I cut back the meds. In the three weeks after surgery I have stopped the skelaxin completely and I have cut the neurontin from 400 to 200 twice a day.

    I'll let everyone know what happens on Friday.
  • Went to the neurologist yesterday. He did all the tests and said it's Horner's syndrome. Which is just a name for the nerves being mad - lol. He is sending me for another MRI to make sure there are no blood clots or material from the surgery pressing on a nerve in my neck.

    Otherwise it may go away or it may not - please see the cashier on your way out!! lmao Guess it's time to do some more research. Thank goodness I work for a vision care company. I have a few doctors at work I will speak to. Remember you are always your best advocate.
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