Postoperative Horner Syndrome after Lung Transplantation

Jonathan A. Go, Aroucha Vickers, Thomas S. Kaleekal, Hilary A. Beaver, Andrew G. Lee

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Background:Horner syndrome arises from a disruption along the oculosympathetic efferent chain and can be caused by a variety of pathological and iatrogenic etiologies. We present 3 cases of postoperative Horner syndrome after bilateral lung transplantation.Methods:The electronic health records of 3 patients with iatrogenic Horner syndrome after lung transplantation were examined, including notes from each patient's medical history, operative and postoperative records, and ophthalmology consultation results. A literature review was performed.Results:All 3 of our patients displayed anisocoria and ptosis, symptoms consistent with Horner syndrome, and the patients from Cases 1 and 2 showed reversal of anisocoria after an application of topical apraclonidine.Conclusions:Ophthalmologists should be aware of the risk of Horner syndrome after lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-506
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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