Bell's Palsy: Chronic idiopathic Bell's palsy. A good discussion of the causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prognosis of this disease is given at the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders Website. In chronic cases like above proper eyecare is essential. Bell's palsy stops the eyes natural blinking reflex, making the eye on the affected side prone to irritation, drying and damage. Lubricating eyedrops can help prevent problems. Physical therapy, facial massage, vitamins B6, B12, and Zinc may be useful to promote healing or relieve pain. Relaxation Techniques , Reiki therapy, and guided imagery may also promote healing or relieve pain.