Are Gold Weight Implants Helpful in Treating Blink Lagophthalmos and Dry Eye Keratopathy?

January 14, 2011

Ophthalmology: Many patients, even in the absence of Bell’s palsy, have lagophthalmos with blink, and a low blink rate, which can cause significant discomfort and damage to the cornea as in exposure keratopathy. Researchers found that placing a gold weight in the upper lid was very helpful in improving signs and symptoms.

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