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While the issues I discussed are a separate issue from your prior Bells Palsy, the fact that you still have residual paralysis/weakness would make your eye symptoms worse, especially if your eyelid function or lid position is also affected by the residual weakness.
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Does this make sense to you?
Yes up to a point my tear ducts seem to be OK though
I mean My eyes still water
although there can be dry in the AM
In your case it may not be so much an issue with your tear ducts but rather a problem with the eyelid function from weakness secondary to your Bells palsy
Yes I think so
Also, when your eyes are "dry" and irritated they make more tears....this is the "something is in my eye" mode of tear production, not the "my eye feels fine and I'm making tears to keep things moist" mode. The use of natural tears will help your eye turn off the flood of "something in my eye" tears that comes from your eyes being dry. Does this make sense?
Yes it does I frequently get the something in my eye feeling
If you are having problems like I discussed in your last question your eyes can feel dry and "yucky" in the morning due to all the inflammation and irritation from the blepharitis etc all night long. These symptoms make perfect sense to me.
Yes I understand, so should I or can I try to treat the Bells
This issue is a multifaceted problem, especially when you add in your history of Bells Palsy and residual weakness. Try the home therapy for a month and see how you feel. I bet you will be better :)
is there anything I can do there?
OK will do thanks
There is probably nothing that can be done with the Bells Palsy at this point but an oculoplastic surgeon may be able to do something to improve your function......no way to know without a consultation.
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