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Horners syndrome

I had a 4 level cervical fusion C-3 thru 7 a little over 2 weeks ago with a long vertical incision on the right side of my neck. My right eye is droopy and the pupil is smaller and the vision is extremely weak. The surgeon dismissed it but I found this site discovering that it fits the description of Horner's syndrome. I am wondering if I should simply wait to see if it improves or seek advice and if so, from an optomologist? I also was surprised that this was not discussed as a possible side effect. Any treatments anyone is aware of or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Promise to post outcome when and if improvements come about.


  • RickilalasRRickilalas Posts: 559
    edited 11/05/2012 - 8:48 PM
    Hi sorry to hear the Horners Syn has come up A mistake was made putting in a central feeding line for my dad and they hit the nerves and the artery in his neck causing Horners. At first it looked like a stroke to one side of his face. We later found out no stroke just a incident in placement of the line. The good news for him is that the side of his face recovered but the eyelid and pupil did not. You may want some medical advice from another doctor so if something can be done you don't wait to long. My dads issues were 20 years ago, maybe they have some help now.
    Did they have to give you blood? You may need eye drops also as his eye would dry out all the time

    Sorry no good news but I hope your fusion went well
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