Effect of 0.5% apraclonidine on ptosis in Horner syndrome

Daniel C. Garibaldi, Holly B. Hindman, Michael Grant, Nicholas T. Iliff, Shannath L Merbs

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To demonstrate the effect of apraclonidine on anisocoria and ptosis in Horner syndrome, one drop of 0.5% apraclonidine was instilled in both eyes of 3 patients who presented with acute Horner syndrome, and the effect on ptosis and anisocoria was documented. As reported in the literature, one drop of 0.5% apraclonidine reverses the anisocoria of Horner syndrome. In addition, 0.5% apraclonidine leads to a complete resolution of the ptosis associated with Horner syndrome, a finding reported once in the literature. Apraclonidine is a safe and readily available alternative to cocaine for the diagnosis of Horner syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume22
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 2006

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Effect of 0.5% apraclonidine on ptosis in Horner syndrome. / Garibaldi, Daniel C.; Hindman, Holly B.; Grant, Michael; Iliff, Nicholas T.; Merbs, Shannath L.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 53-55.

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Garibaldi, Daniel C. ; Hindman, Holly B. ; Grant, Michael ; Iliff, Nicholas T. ; Merbs, Shannath L. / Effect of 0.5% apraclonidine on ptosis in Horner syndrome. In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 53-55.
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