Gold weight and wire spring implants as alternatives to tarsorrhaphy.

  title={Gold weight and wire spring implants as alternatives to tarsorrhaphy.},
  author={Mark May},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={113 6},
  • Mark May
  • Published 1987 in Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery
Tarsorrhaphy has been the classic method of providing corneal protection in patients with eyelid paralysis. However, tarsorrhaphy is cosmetically unsatisfactory, limits vision, and provides poor corneal protection. The results of implanting 94 gold weights and 139 wire springs in 202 patients over a period of eight years have shown that these methods can provide good corneal protection in selected patients without the shortcomings of tarsorrhaphy. The gold weights worked best for patients with… CONTINUE READING

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