Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Eye Roll

This is going to be TMI for some of you...

Today I read about something called "Bell's phenomenon" which is an upward rolling of the eye when the eyelid tries to close. This is actually a benefit right at first because it protects the eye when it can't close. But then it begins to be a habit, and every time you blink your eyelid the eye rolls up. When I read about this phenomenon I immediately got out my camera and took a video. Yes, my eye was rolling up. OH, NO!!! I became obsessed with it. All day long I've been trying to counter this by closing my eyelid while looking down. It's extremely difficult to do. And right now, my eyes are both exhausted.

Here is an awesome Bell's palsy facial workout that I found online. See the part that says "Do not worry, this Bell's phenomenon will go. Don't strain for this or any of the other exercises"?

Yeah.

3 comments:

J G-W said...

:-)

jaime said...

how is your progress today? you stopped posting. I have bells palsey as well. It started the beginning of November 2011 and still continues today. I have made progress but still cannot smile for a picture.

jaime said...

you haven't commented in some time. i was wondering how your progress has been. i got bells in the beginning of november. it has gotten better but i still am uncomfortable taking a picture.