Facial paralysis

Paralysis of the face

Facial paralysis occurs when a person is no longer able to move some or all of the muscles on one side of the face.

Ptosis, drooping of the eyelid

Drooping of the eyelid is called ptosis. Ptosis may result from damage to the nerve that controls the muscles of the eyelid, problems with the muscle strength (as in myasthenia gravis), or from swelling of the lid.

Facial drooping

Facial drooping can be caused by a disorder such as Bell's palsy. This disorder is a mononeuropathy (involvement of a single nerve) that damages the seventh cranial (facial) nerve. The facial nerve controls movement of the muscles of the face.

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit