Ophthalmic management of facial nerve palsy

  title={Ophthalmic management of facial nerve palsy},
  author={Vickie Lee and Zanna I. Currie and John Richard O Collin},
AbstractThe ophthalmologist plays a pivotal role in the evaluation and rehabilitation of patients with facial nerve palsy. It is crucial to recognize and treat the potentially life-threatening underlying causes. The immediate ophthalmic priority is to ensure adequate corneal protection. The medium to long-term management consists of treatment of epiphora, hyperkinetic disorders secondary to aberrant regeneration and poor cosmesis. Patients should be appropriately referred for general facial re… CONTINUE READING
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