Implants weigh approximately
1 gand are barely noticeable
1objective: 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.
- 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.