Surgical Repair of Lagophthalmos using Gold Weight

Authors: K. Zborayová 1;  T. Juhás 2;  J. Kovaľ 1
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika ORL a foniatrice FNsP UPJŠ, Košice, prednosta doc. MUDr. Juraj Kovaľ, CSc. 2Očná klinika FNsP a LF UPJŠ, Košice, prednosta doc. MUDr. Tomáš Juhás, DrSc. 1
Published in: Čes. a slov. Oftal., , 2003, No. 5, p. 348-351


This study concerns the problematics of upper branch of n. VII rehabilitation.Surgical technique is presented which involves implantation of gold weight intothe upper eyelid which was used in 17 patients. The study emphasizes importanceof oculoplastic surgery which should become an integral part of management offacial nerve paresis.

Key words:
lagoftalmos, oculoplastic surgery, implantation of gold weight

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