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Hey there, approximately 6 years ago i had a foreign body removed

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Hey there, approximately 6 years ago i had a foreign body removed from my eye.
The doctor used a 'drill" to remove a rust ring,at this point i had to keep my eye open so he could do his thing.Then it felt like something 'let go',after the amount of pressure he put on my eye..
Since this time i have had facial droop,a deeper expression line on the left side of my face,and the constant feeling of 'throbbing' due the droop. Ophthalmologists say there is nothing wrong.
Is there muscle damage,nerve damage?? I dont know what to do anymore,and ive been dealing with it for so long now.
Thanks in advance

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There is no way that the removal of your corneal foreign body and the use of the rust ring drill is related to the difficulties you are currently experiencing.

I would suggest you have a complete examination by a neurologist to see if the true cause of your facial droop etc can be found.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hey ther doc,
Sorry for the late rating,I just wanted to try and explain what happened a little better..
The doctor used a burring tool to remove rust. He was so heavy handed ,i can remember that I was tensing my eye so hard,wanting to close it,but obviously I couldn't as he had a burring tool in it,it was painful,and watering very much also. The tensing of my eye was so forceful I actually felt the release of muscle tension around my eye. Is it possible he hyperextended my muscles around my eye,and damaged them?
I now have a constant feeling of muscle droop,and there seems to be a gathering of "tissue" in my expression line on my face. I can actually feel what seems to be an "untensioned" muscle when I run my finger over it,as compared to my right side which has an even tone/plane.
Thanks in advance.

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