Other Names for this Disease
- Bernard-Horner Syndrome
- Oculosympathetic Palsy
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ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), and anhidrosis (absence of sweating of the face). It is caused by injury to the sympathetic nerves of the face. In rare cases, Horner's syndrome is congenital (present from birth) and associated with a lack of pigmentation of the iris (colored part of the eye).Horner's syndrome consists of miosis (constriction of the pupil),
Last updated: 10/1/2014
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- Genetics Home Reference contains information on Horner's syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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