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Can bells palsy cause a lazy eye?

Can bells palsy cause a lazy eye?

No: Bell's palsy often causes a dry, irritated eye because the eyelid closure is poor or absent. It has no relationship to a lazy eye. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Diagnosed with Bells palsy on right side of face 3 yrs ago and in the last 3 weeks my right eye has started to water is this due to the BP?

Diagnosed with Bells palsy on right side of face 3 yrs ago and in the last 3 weeks my right eye has started to water is this due to the BP?

May be: You need to see a doctor
First is you BP is too high.
Do you have any problem closing your eye, otherwise we your eye are watering, do you have symptoms similar to your old Bell's palsy
See a doctor please and make sure you are having a stroke ...Read more

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My left eye twitches fiercely of late. I have had bells palsy twice on that side, once about a year ago. Does this mean I am getting it again?

My left eye twitches fiercely of late. I have had bells palsy twice on that side, once about a year ago. Does this mean I am getting it again?

Get checked: Recurrent bell's palsy is not common so it is possible there is another reason for facial paralysis and now "blepharospasm". I am not sure if you had an MRI at any point to make sure there isn't something else going on inside your brain area but if not I would do so asap. I would see an ENT or a neurologist who can get to the bottom of what is going on. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?

Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?

Not likely: It is highly unlikely that you would develop bilateral Bell's palsy. I assume that you are using refresh pm or some other petroleum based ointment in the right eye several times daily and before bed to protect your cornea. If you do develop it in your left eye, use the ointment there, too and call your doctor.

Best wishes ...Read more

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I got bells palsy 5month ago, used dexamethasone and aciclovir, 95% recovered, now have twithching in my eye some days and also in my lips, why?!

I got bells palsy 5month ago, used dexamethasone and aciclovir, 95% recovered, now have twithching in my eye some days and also in my lips, why?!

Same side as Bells?: If it is on the same side as the Bells palsy I assume is a leftover short circuit in the nerves. Twitching or tics are sometimes the result of such virus induced afflictions. It may or may not fade over time. ...Read more

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When I eat food my left nostril and my left eye start to run to the point that I need to use a tissue. I had bells palsy 4 years ago on that side.?

When I eat food my left nostril and my left eye start to run to the point that I need to use a tissue. I had bells palsy 4 years ago on that side.?

Crocodile Tears: This is a result of a mix-wiring of the nerves back. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about the case of crocodile tears! ...Read more

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4 yrs ago I was diagnosed with bells palsy on the right side of my face. Now the left side of my forehead above my left eye is twitching. Why?

4 yrs ago I was diagnosed with bells palsy on the right side of my face. Now the left side of my forehead above my left eye is twitching. Why?

Cause may be unknown: Twitching inside a facial muscle, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles in a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see her primary care doctor, or an eye/ear/neurology doctor, if symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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8months ago I had bells palsy in right side & numbed left side, after recovery got pain behind left eye. Now still have the eye pain & got blood spot i?

8months ago I had bells palsy in right side & numbed left side, after recovery got pain behind left eye. Now still have the eye pain & got blood spot i?

SOME THOTS: Bilateral issues suggest that this is NOT just simple Bell's palsy, and instead may represent a different process. Eye pain with a blind spot raises questions of an optic nerve inflammation. Suggest visit to neurologist, as several different explanations may need to be considered. I would test for sarcoid, MS, vasculitis like lupus, etc. We might be able to help further via
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I got bells palsy 5month ago and now im 95 recovered, I have eye twitching and lip twitching now, in same side of my bells, is this dangerous??

I got bells palsy 5month ago and now im 95 recovered, I have eye twitching and lip twitching now, in same side of my bells, is this dangerous??

Probably not: What you are experiencing could be an phenomenon related to nerve regeneration. You may watch and wait. If the symptoms do not improve in three weeks or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Got Bells palsy a few months ago. My smile is back and able to close eye but I can't produce tears in eye and lack of saliva in mouth. Is it permanent?

Got Bells palsy a few months ago. My smile is back and able to close eye but I can't produce tears in eye and lack of saliva in mouth. Is it permanent?

Only time will tell: Pretty unsatisfactory answer I know but it's the truth. Some people say after a 2-3 mths, WYSIWYG... (you're young; you know what that means don't you?). I have seen people improve after Bell's over the course of 1-2 years or longer. So, I stopped predicting these things a while back. The young whipper snapper docs think they know but you may prove them wrong. Hang in there & be patient! ...Read more

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Can pus be reason for facial pain? M suffering facial pain nostrills, nose bridge, eye brow, cheek. Please help. Can it bells palsy? How to treat!

Can pus be reason for facial pain? M suffering facial pain nostrills, nose bridge, eye brow, cheek. Please help. Can it bells palsy? How to treat!

Not Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is facial paralysis. Many causes of facial pain. Start with ENT or oral surgery exam/diagnosis. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Year ago I had bells palsy on right side & recovered 90%, since that time I’ve acute head pain behind the right ear, especially when stressed, what 2 d?

Why 90%: You are experiencing tension and stress which has nothing to do with your Bell's palsy.
Try to relax, ask your doctor for some medication like Ativan (lorazepam) 0.5 mg to be taking around your bed time, because it could make you sleepy, apply heat around the area behind your ear and your neck.
You are young lady, and you live in the best place on earth. Relax. Pray, and take the medicine bilshifaa inshallah ...Read more

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Why is my head twitching on the left side? Could it be from my bells palsy 7 years ago?

Why is my head twitching on the left side? Could it be from my bells palsy 7 years ago?

Bell's palsy...no: Is a temporary facial paralysis or weakness resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerve (CN VII). This makes half of your face appear to droop. Your smile and frown is one-sided. ...Read more

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Had bells palsy for 10 months. My head is buzzing &the left side ear/head has been painful from start. Going to nuerologist next week. Help welcome?

Perhaps a variant: Your description leads me to wonder if, in your case, the bell's palsy was due to "herpes zoster oticus" or ramsey-hunt syndrome. You may have possessed a tell-tail eruption if your doctor looked into your ear. Discuss with your neurologist, and decide upon an approach. ...Read more

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Does bells palsy ever get better?

Yes: Most people with bell's palsy will regain normal facial movement. This may take weeks or months however. Some people will only regain some movement and a few will remain completely paralyzed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my lazy eye?

How can I get rid of my lazy eye?

You might not be abl: Successful treatment depends on having this discovered at a very early age. After the age of 7 success is very poor. After the age of 10 success is almost impossible. The child should be taken to an ophthalmologist as early as possible. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lazy eye (s)?

How can I get rid of lazy eye (s)?

See an otphamologist: Need to be seen by an eye specialist who can perform a thorough history and exam to determine the cause. The treatment/cure will be based on what they find. ...Read more

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Are there any procedure to get rid of lazy eye?

Are there any procedure to get rid of lazy eye?

Yes: Therapy decision making for lazy eye depends on starting vision, when found, how much deviation, intermittent vs. Constant, how bothersome, underlying cause, etc. Then eye muscle surgery can be performed to align the eyes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of my lazy eye?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of my lazy eye?

Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

Surgery may be it: An eye that's mis-aligned, in an adult, can be cosmetically distracting. Even if vision can't be improved, surgery to straighten the eye often does help.
The underlying cause must be determined, & that list is extensive.
In a child (younger than 8 or 9 yrs or so) a pediatric ophthalmologist should be consulted to try to recover vision. ...Read more

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Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Sure: It is possible since the nerve (one of two) goes right through there. Recommend off center piercing. ...Read more

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Bells palsy resolving, should I still get mri?

Bells palsy resolving, should I still get mri?

Might not need it: Followup on bell's palsy is usually clinical, unless your first MRI demonstrated some type of abnormal lesion that your doctor wishes to follow up on... ...Read more

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How would you suggest that I get rid of bells palsy?

Paliatively: Most people recover completely, without treatment in 1 to 2 months. Especially true if you can still partly move your facial muscles. Some people may have permanent muscle weakness or other problems on the affected side of the face but it is rare. Treatment with corticosteroids is common which helps lower long term side effects. Also if it is caused by a virus, Acyclovir is helpful. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly get 'bells palsy' by getting your tragus pierced?

No: The facial nerve runs underneath the ear but tragus is very far from it, anatomically speaking. So it would be impossible to damage it when the tragus is worked on. ...Read more

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Can someone get a lazy eye in adulthood?

Can someone get a lazy eye in adulthood?

Depends on what: You mean by "lazy eye". Yes, you can develop a droopy eyelid in adulthood, yes, you can develop misaligned eyes in adulthood. No, you cannot develop an amblyopic eye in adulthood. ...Read more

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Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?

Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?

Make one: Find a pirates patch. Make your own with tape and gauze. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye if you were not born that way?

Yes: Yes there can be many reasons for acquired lazy eye ie. You got it after having normal eyes. I would have an ophthalmologist do an exam on the eye, since it can be a variety of serious issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Rx May help: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?

Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?

Not at your age: A Lazy eye" amblyopia is usually caused by a refractive error that is not discovered before age 2. The brain will "turn off" the image coming from the blurry (usually far-sighted) eye and concentrate and show preference to the good eye. The amblyopic eye then does not develop the visual pathways to the brain required for good vision. Patching the good eye can improve vision in a child. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

No...: ... But it is possible for someone with a corrected "lazy eye" to lose control of it if the contact lens prescription is too weak or too strong. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get thinner lenses with lazy eye?

Can you explain if it's possible to get thinner lenses with lazy eye?

Possibly: See your eye doctor to discuss this option. The thickness of your glasses typically depends on the strength of the prescription and type of glass material used and does not have to do with a lazy eye. Sometimes, if you have prism in your glasses it can make them thicker. There are thinner, lighter high index lenses that may help you. ...Read more

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I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses I can get to correct it?

I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses I can get to correct it?

Depends on age: And underlying cause of the "lazy eye" if by "lazy eye" you mean an eye that is not straight, some types can be compensated with glasses at a young age. If "lazy eye" means an eye that never developed normally and has poor vision (amblyopia), then -- no-- no spectacle will fix it. ...Read more

Dr. John Hoffmann
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Bells Palsy (Definition)

A disorder affecting the nerve that controls movement of muscles in the face. Symptoms usually occur on only one side of the face, and may include having difficulty closing an eye, difficulty keeping food and fluids in the mouth, and ...Read more


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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more