Gold and platinum weight implantation



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.

Associated pathologies

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”


Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+376) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa


Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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