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Adie syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Adie's Pupil
  • HAS
  • Holmes-Adie syndrome
  • Tonic, sluggishly reacting pupil and hypoactive or absent tendon reflexes
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My son has been diagnosed with Adie syndrome. Can this condition be cured? How might it be treated?

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Can Adie syndrome be cured?

There is no cure for Adie syndrome. Most of the symptoms of this condition can be treated. The loss of deep tendon reflexes is permanent.[1] 
Last updated: 5/3/2010

How might Adie syndrome be treated?

Doctors may prescribe reading glasses to compensate for impaired vision in the affected eye, and pilocarpine drops to be applied 3 times daily to constrict the dilated pupil. For most individuals, these drops and glasses will improve vision. Thoracic sympathectomy, which severs the involved sympathetic nerve, is the definitive treatment for excessive sweating.[1] 
Last updated: 5/3/2010