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My daughter has this, she saw an ophthalmologist and a paediatric neurologist when I noticed her pupils were different sizes and didn't react the same. She was 6 months old then. She was diagnosed with congenital horners syndrome, which has no significance. She is now 9 and completely healthy, I can't notice it as much now. So it could be this.
Hi all. Thanks very much for your responses - much appreciated. Well was sent to A & E by doctor on Saturday and have been at the hospital since! He has had a battery of checks by opthalmologists and had scans done but there appears to be no reason as yet as to why it happened.
Got discharged at lunchtime with an appointment for an eye specialist. The pupil seems to have gone back to normal and he has no obvious symptoms of head injury so they are assuming that he has maybe had a viral infection which has caused some kind of swelling behind the eye. Will have to wait and see.
Cass66 in all the chaos somebody did mention horners syndrome, hence the appointment with the specialist, so thanks for letting me know that it causes no long term problems!
I'm glad you took him it sounds like it was the right thing to do. Hopefully it is just one of those odd things that children are so adept at developing but it must have been a bit scary for you at first.
They do like to worry us alright!! I have to mention though that everybody I dealt with has been really supportive and helpful. It's a shame that the Irish Health Service gets such a bad press because they were all wonderful.