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Facial Nerve Palsy and Oculoplasty

  • Khaled AbuhaleeqaEmail author
  • Essam A. El Toukhy
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Abstract

The ocular signs and symptoms of facial nerve weakness include ectropion, lid retraction, lagophthalmos, brow ptosis, and impaired blinking, resulting in dryness of the eye. The patient’s medical history and ocular exam determine whether medical treatment alone will suffice and whether the condition requires surgical correction. If surgery is required, the patient’s specific anatomic abnormalities and symptoms dictate the choice of surgical method. Although the patient’s comfort and cosmetic appearance are important considerations, preserving and restoring corneal health is the chief goal of surgery.

Keywords

Facial nerve Ectropion Gold weights Botulinum toxin Aberrant regeneration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chief of Department, Department of OphthalmologySheikh Shakhboot Medical CityAbu DhabiUAE
  2. 2.Professor of OphthalmologyCairo UniversityGizaEgypt

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