Horner's syndrome


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Horner's syndrome

[′hȯrn·ərz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms due to unilateral destruction of the cervical sympathetics.
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The exact sensitivity of apraclonidine in the diagnosis of Horner's syndrome remains uncertain, largely owing to small sample sizes.
For more than 30 years, cocaine 2-10% has been the gold standard in the diagnosis of unilateral Horner's syndrome and hydroxyamphetamine 1% recommended to localise the causative lesion.
Critical evaluation of the cocaine test in the diagnosis of Horner's syndrome.
False-negative hydroxyamphetamine (Paredrine) test in acute Horner's syndrome.
Pholedrine: A substitute for hydroxyamphetamine as a diagnostic eyedrop test in Horner's syndrome.
Heterochromia iridis is common in congenital Horner's syndrome (Figure 1).
A good pharmacological test for diagnosis of Horner's syndrome is through instillation of topical cocaine 4% drops, which dilates normal pupils by increasing the basal sympathetic tone, but makes little difference to the pupil in Horner's syndrome.
Pharmacological confirmation of Horner's syndrome is often needed because of the frequent co-existence of physiological anisocoria and mechanical ptosis, especially in the elderly.
He had a right Horner's syndrome and other cranial nerves were intact.
The relative mydriasis and reversal of ptosis on the abnormal right side following apraclonidine confirm the presence of right Horner's syndrome.
Topical apraclonidine is useful in confirming the presence of Horner's syndrome.