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« on: March 08, 2008, 04:20:49 pm »
I was just wondering how long after AN surgery does the eye on that side start producing tears.  I don't have any permanent facial issues and I'm getting a good blink after almost 11 months, but that eye is just so dry all of the time.


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Re: Tears
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 06:24:27 pm »
Hey Catflower

I'm three months post-surgery and have facial palsy but from what I recall, my eye was tearing about a month post surgery.  I can't close my eye, but I do get tears.  I'm thinking there isn't anything consistant in all this.  Have you seen an opthomologist?  I've been seeing one since my eye won't close and he's been good at answering questions.

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Re: Tears
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 06:52:37 pm »
It's weird Catflower, I have total facial paralysis, right side, yet I've always produced tears on that side.  Go figure.....
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
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lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
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Re: Tears
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 03:29:28 pm »
I think it is totally individual!!  Every person is super different on this one...
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