Dr. Narayan Jayashankar is a renowned and vastly experienced expert in diagnosing and treating facial paralysis in children and adults. He specializes in facial nerve surgeries for treating the cause of the paralysis. In cases of facial paralysis, he also performs various reanimation surgeries for the face to look better. He has popularized and probably has the largest series in the country for gold implantation in upper eyelid for paralytic lagophthalmos (inadequate eye closure due to facial palsy causing symptoms like watering or burning of eye and blurring of vision).
Facial nerve disorders are characterized by drooping of one side of the face and can be classified into one of two types
Subjects with incomplete loss of facial movement, who have some ability to move the muscles of the face on the affected side but not as effectively as the normal side
Subjects with complete paralysis have absolutely no ability to move the muscles of the face on the affected side
The facial nerve is responsible for many functions in the head and neck including movement of facial muscles, stimulating secretions of tears and saliva and transmission of sensory information. The following symptoms are associated with facial nerve disorders
Additionally, patients with facial palsies may experience depression or low self-esteem related to this change in appearance.