Custom-made Gold Implant for Management of Lagophthalmos: A Case Report

  title={Custom-made Gold Implant for Management of Lagophthalmos: A Case Report},
  author={Suleyman Hakan Tuna and Hasan Onder Gumus and Nur Hersek},
  journal={European Journal of Dentistry},
  pages={294 - 298}
  • Suleyman Hakan Tuna, Hasan Onder Gumus, Nur Hersek
  • Published in European journal of dentistry 2008
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Dentistry
  • Lagophthalmos is defined as the inability to close the eyelids completely. This situation may lead to corneal problems such as epithelial defects, stromal thinning, exposure keratitis, bacterial infection, perforation, and blindness. A patient with lagophthalmos underwent insertion of a custom-made gold weight implant. After implantation, the patient was able to close her eye and expressed high cosmetic and aesthetic results. Fabrication of gold weight implant by the means of a rolling machine… CONTINUE READING

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