Eyelid: Gold weight implantation

Kimberly D. Tran, Benjamin Erickson, Wendy W. Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Indications for the procedure include facial nerve palsy with poor upper eyelid excursion, lagophthalmos, and exposure keratopathy resulting in impaired visual acuity, visual disability, and/or affecting activities of daily living. Patients should be educated about the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the procedure, and informed consent obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Ophthalmology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017


  • Exposure keratopathy
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Gold weight insertion
  • Implantation
  • Lagophthalmos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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