Which treatment is required for corneal erosions in patients with 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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Answer

Occluding the eyelids by using tape or by applying a patch for 1 or 2 days may help to heal corneal erosions. Care must be taken to prevent worsening the abrasion with the tape or patch by ensuring that the eyelid is securely closed. Clear plastic wrap, cut to 8x10 cm and applied with generous amounts of ointment as a nighttime occlusive bandage, may be required.


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