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Paralysis of the eyes and eyelids can result in a number of problems. The most serious problem is the inability to close the eye, which can remain open while sleeping. Persistent problems with eye closure may lead to drying of the cornea. In turn, this may result in permanent scarring and eventual blindness. This is the most compelling reason to treat facial paralysis.

Other problems include the appearance of the droopy lower eyelid. Initially, the droop may be subtle, but with time, the lower eyelid will fall further. This causes a noticeable deformity and a stigma of facial paralysis. The upper eyelid may also have trouble doing its part to close the eye and can worsen the problem of the “wide eyed” look. Lastly, the dynamic effect of blinking can be affected. This is typically one of the most difficult functions to restore.

Several solutions exist for the variety of problems that affect the eye with facial paralysis. Whether mild or severe, correction of eyelid paralysis is an important part of any treatment plan. Let Dr. Panossian’s years of experience and specialized training guide your treatment to help restore your facial paralysis eye appearance today.

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