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Vision and Surgery

Mr Manzar Saeed

MBBS | FRCSEd | FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Facial Nerve or Bell's Palsy

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Facial Nerve or Bell's Palsy

Weakness or paralysis of one half of the face is usually due to an unknown presumed to be viral illness affecting the facial nerve. It is frequently self-limiting but may require treatment with steroids to speed up recovery.

Failure of the eye to close properly can lead to corneal exposure and risk of ulceration. The condition is jointly managed by neurologists and ophthalmologists. Corneal protection is provided with lubricant eye ointments/ drops. In some cases temporary closure of the lids simply with a tape or stitches may be necessary to protect corneal complications.

LONDON & EAST ANGLIA

Ultralase
Clinic

15 Harley Street
London
W1G 9QQ

Optegra Eye
Hospital

25 Queen Anne Street
London
W1G 9HT

Queen Elizabeth
Hospital NHS Trust

Gayton Road
King's Lynn
PE30 4ET

BMI Sandringham
Hospital

Gayton Road
King's Lynn
Norfolk, PE30 4HJ