Pictures of Facial
Close up pictures of my eyes showing how they are affected by
The left eye (the one on the right of the picture) is paralysed. The inner rim of the
lower eyelid is thinner than the other eye and you can see more white under the iris. The staring eye is one
of the annoying things about facial palsy!
Below you can see from the good eye that the
eye closure is fairly relaxed, the eye on the right of the picture does not close and there is a lot of white
In this picture you can see from the good eye
that the good eye is being closed as firmly as possible. The left eye has closed a little further but there is
still a lot of white showing, and I have tensed up quite a lot to try and close it but the facial paralysis
prevents me from doing so.
The fact that the left eye does not close
completely means that dust particles tend to fly in the paralysed eye easily. The blinking process cleans the eye
so the paralysed eye is not being cleansed properly and it tends to dry out. At night while asleep the eye is
unprotected and can be damaged during sleep if it comes into contact with anything. Some doctors recommend taping
the eye down at night but this is not very comfortable as it is not a natural feeling for a paralysed eye to be