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How serious is Horner’s syndrome in dogs? Treatment and prognosis for horner’s syndrome in dogs
There is no known treatment for horner syndrome itself. The prognosis for idiopathic diseases is generally good with spontaneous improvement typically occurring within 8 weeks. Some animals only recover partially and recurrence is rare.
Does Horner’s syndrome go away in dogs? Most cases of Horner’s syndrome will resolve spontaneously; however, it is important to treat any underlying disease.
Is Horners syndrome painful for dogs? Horner’s syndrome is a common disorder of a sudden loss of stimulation of the nerves–of the eyes and area surrounding the eyes. This syndrome is just a cosmetic issue–it does not cause pain and does not affect vision.
How is Horner’s syndrome diagnosed in dogs?
- A constricted pupil that does not dilate (miosis)
- Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis)
- A sunken appearance of the eye (enophthalmos)
- An elevation of the third eyelid.