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

Experts performing this treatment

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: (+37) 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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