Other Names for this Disease
- Adie's Pupil
- Holmes-Adie syndrome
- Tonic, sluggishly reacting pupil and hypoactive or absent tendon reflexes
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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.
Last updated: 5/3/2010
- NINDS Holmes-Adie syndrome Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). February 13, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/holmes_adie/holmes_adie.htm. Accessed 5/3/2010.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. There is a study titled Screening Study for the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Potential Research Participants which may be of interest to you. To find this trial, click on the link above.