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Bell's palsy is a type of facial paralysis that results in an inability to control the facial muscles on the affected side. The cause of Bell's palsy is unknown. The condition normally gets better by itself with most achieving normal or near-normal function.
Background: Facial nerve palsy is a challenging task to deal with in patients as it has medical as well as social implications. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of different surgeries for facial palsy according to pathology and the ideal time for surgery. Methods: This prospective study was conducted with the help of a structured proforma for history and examination.
All of the participants were submitted to the following assessments: clinical protocol for the assessment of facial mimic and sEMG of the risorius and zygomaticus muscles. The results suggest that the groups of individuals with PFP differed from the control group considering muscle activity during rest and during the production of voluntary smiles, regardless of the onset time of the disease. The groups with PFP did not differ between themselves in any of the tested situations. The group with PFP with longer onset time presented greater muscle activation asymmetry during the production of the voluntary smiles when compared to the other two groups.
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There's no specific test for Bell's palsy. Your doctor will look at your face and ask you to move your facial muscles by closing your eyes, lifting your brow, showing your teeth and frowning, among other movements. Other conditions — such as a stroke, infections, Lyme disease and tumors — can also cause facial muscle weakness, mimicking Bell's palsy.
Development of facial nerve palsy FNP may lead to dramatic change in the patient's facial function, expression, and emotions. The ophthalmologist may play an important role in the initial evaluation, and the long-term management of patients with new-onset of FNP. In patients with expected temporary facial weakness, no efforts should be wasted to ensure proper corneal protection.
The CMGs are guidelines on the diagnosis and management of a range of common and rare, but important, eye conditions that present with varying frequency in primary and first contact care. Please login to view the images or join the College today. Other causes of paralysis of the facial nerve, which are not addressed in this Clinical Management Guideline, include:.