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Bell's phenomenon

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When a patient with peripheral facial paralysis attempts to close the eye, there is an upward movement of the eye and the eyelid on the paralysed side of the face remains open.

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When a patient with peripheral facial paralysis attempts to close the eye, there is an upward movement of the eye and the eyelid on the paralysed side of the face remains open.

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