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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1994  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153-156

Lid load operation in facial palsy


Stadt Karlsruhe Klinikum, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhans der Universitat Freiburg

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K Muller-Jensen
Stadt Karlsruhe Klinikum, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhans der Universitat Freiburg

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PMID: 7829180

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In 24 patients with irreversible lagophthalmos, gold weights ranging from 0.8 to 1.7 g were implanted in the upper lids, under local anaesthesia. With a follow-up period ranging from 2 1/2 to 4 years (average, 3 years), the results of the implantation were gratifying in 23 patients. While corneal irritation and epiphora was reduced and the loaded upper eyelid allowed patients to blink voluntarily


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