Gold and platinum weight implantation

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outpatient surgery
Implants weigh approximately
1 g
and are barely noticeable
objective: to prevent loss of the eyeball

What does it involve?

Gold and platinum weight implantation is a surgical procedure that consists of inserting a gold or platinum weight into the patient's eyelid. It is inserted into the upper eyelid so that it closes correctly.

When is it carried out?

  • In patients with facial paralysis.

Prior examinations

  • A full ophthalmological examination and eyelid and periocular examination.
  • Photographs are taken to assess the patient's condition before and after treatment.
  • Before surgery, the oculoplastic surgery specialist uses several test weights to define the implant type to be used for the operation.

During the operation

  • This treatment is performed in the operating theatre on an outpatient basis.
  • The surgeon opens the patient's eyelid and inserts the implant between the orbicularis muscle and the tarsus.

After the operation

  • The surgeon occludes the patient's eye for 24 hours (although this occlusion period may be extended for up to a week in some cases), and the patient must also take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Ice must be applied to the treated area during the first few weeks.
  • It is also important that the patent rests for the first few days and avoids picking up heavy objects and taking exercise.

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