Paralysis of the orbicularis oculi muscle, due to a facial nerve injury, may lead to a severe corneal damage up to the sight impairment. The most amazing and challenging goal of surgical techniques for the eyelid reanimation is to achieve a spontaneous, simultaneous bilateral eyeblink. An implantable device could allow it, by detecting the onset of the electrical activity of the healthy orbicularis oculi muscle and triggering the stimulation of the paralyzed muscle.

Contralaterally triggered eyeblink for the paralyzed eyelid: stimulation pattern and tricks

MARCELLI, EMANUELA;CERCENELLI, LAURA;
2011

Abstract

Paralysis of the orbicularis oculi muscle, due to a facial nerve injury, may lead to a severe corneal damage up to the sight impairment. The most amazing and challenging goal of surgical techniques for the eyelid reanimation is to achieve a spontaneous, simultaneous bilateral eyeblink. An implantable device could allow it, by detecting the onset of the electrical activity of the healthy orbicularis oculi muscle and triggering the stimulation of the paralyzed muscle.
16th Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society
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A. Frigerio; S. Brenna; G. Colletti; F. Biglioli; E. Marcelli; L. Cercenelli; P. Cavallari
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