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My husband had Mohs cancer surgery on his face. the doctor

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My husband had Mohs cancer surgery on his face. the doctor had to go so deep to remove the cancer her cut the nerve that makes the eyelid open and shut. Can that be repaired?
What are the options for this condition?

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Dr. Tom :

Also, having recently had two Mohs procedures, I deeply sympathize with what your husband is going through.

Dr. Tom :

It sounds like he is having trouble with his facial nerve. Yes, there is help for him. However, in the interum it will very important that his eye doesn't get into problems from exposure and drying. The frequent use of an artificail tear like Systane and the use of Lacrilube ointment, particularily at bedtime, will help prevent exposure. Both are available over the counter.

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