Pretarsal Fixation of Gold Weights in Facial Nerve Palsy

@article{Seiff1989PretarsalFO,
  title={Pretarsal Fixation of Gold Weights in Facial Nerve Palsy},
  author={S. Seiff and J. Sullivan and L. N. Freeman and J. Ahn},
  journal={Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={5},
  pages={104–109}
}
  • S. Seiff, J. Sullivan, +1 author J. Ahn
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Implantation of a gold weight in the pretarsal space was performed on 17 patients with poor eyelid closure secondary to facial nerve weakness. Successful results were obtained in 14 (82%) of 17 patients. Postmortem histopathology of such a case demonstrated firm fibrous encapsulation of the weight. Although some authors advocate fixation of lid weights to the orbital septum, fixation in the pretarsal space is preferred for the following reasons: (a) “cheesewiring” is less likely to occur, (b) a… CONTINUE READING
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