In December I posted that I had an attack of Bell’s Palsy and was so pleased with the response of the forum members. My mouth is straight now instead of drooping but the eye still remains open and I still have to wear patches most of the time. The tears a lot and when this happens also gets painful. I was recommended to visit a ophthalmologist who has a superb reputation to see if he could recommend eye drops or similar to give me some relief. He stated that if the eye does not close after 6 months it is improbable that it ever will and immediately recommended fitting a gold weight to my eyelid (as per the attached photograph). I was very nervous but having researched it on the internet after searching for “gold weights for Bell’s Palsy” it seems a very valid fix for the problem. I am a British expat living in the Philippines and it appears that the total medical cost here is between 550 – 750 pounds which seems reasonable.
Has anybody had any experience of this method for assisting closure of the eye.
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