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Eyelid Disorders

Facial Palsy

Poor Eyelid Closure

Facial palsy frequently results in incomplete eyelid closure, eye irritation, watering and blurred vision. Disfigurement is distressing. If the cause is Bell’s palsy there should be a gradual recovery. If not, and different symptoms present, other sources of the problem must be sought.

Facial Palsy showing poor closure and ectropion *

* All photographs were taken by Dr Davies and are used with the written permission of his patients.

Treatment

Surgical options are aimed at providing protection of the cornea, better visual function and improved appearance.

Gold weight insertion into the upper eyelid and lifting by tightening of the lower eyelid helps eyelid closure. Brow lift improves visual field and appearance.

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