I am 3 weeks 2 days post op of c6-7 acdf and have a droopy eyelid on the left side. The incision was made on the left side of my neck. I've noticed that my left eye is droopy and did some research. Apparently, a Mildly droopy eye can be related to Horner syndrome. It seems that in rare cases, neck surgery can result in Horner syndrome If the sympathetic nerve is compromised. Lack of sweating on the one side of the face and constricted pupil are also symptoms of Horner syndrome. I have the droopy eye and am not sweating on the left side of face but my pupils seem to be in tact. I've read some posts where this condition had resolved or reduced 3 to 6 months after surgery though it could also be permanent. Going through the recovery and the last thing I wanted were complications.
Has anyone else experienced these symptoms post neck surgery and what was your outcome ?
I am going to see a neurologist next week.