Issue N# 4 - 2008
Static management of lagophthalmos following facial nerve paralysis using standardized weights
Authors : El Shazly M, Guindi S. (Cairo)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2008;129,4:263-266.
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Objective: Peripheral facial nerve paralysis is accompanied by inability to properly close the eye and protect the cornea. The implantation of a standardized upper eyelid gold weight implant allows gravitational pull on the relaxed eye. Methods: Custom-made gold implants were surgically implanted pre-tarsally in the upper eyelids of 37 patients with facial nerve paralysis. Results: Excellent results were achieved in 36 patients. Repeated extrusion occurred in one case. Conclusion: This is a simple, reliable and especially reversible surgical procedure for the rehabilitation of the paralyzed eye.
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