What is the role of blepharokymographic analysis in the diagnosis of Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Blepharokymographic analysis, a high-speed eyelid motion-analysis system, has been used to evaluate movement of the eyelids. Computer-based analysis may prove helpful in diagnosing Bell palsy, predicting prognosis, and evaluating response to therapeutic measures such as placement of a gold weight in the affected upper eyelid (used in cases in which spontaneous recovery has been limited).


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