The pupils of an individual are usually very symmetrical in appearance. In certain instances the pupils may vary in size. Occasionally, differing pupil size is inherited and there is no underlying disorder. Varying pupil size may also be due to infection, tumors, disease or trauma.
Review Date 5/4/2021
Updated by: Joseph V. Campellone, MD, Department of Neurology, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.