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Eyelid Weights, Implantable

Definition : Eyelid weights designed for implantation under the upper eyelid to provide additional weight. These devices are typically metal (e.g., gold, platinum) weights in a range from 0.5 to 3.0 grams that are surgically implanted under the upper eyelid, conforming to the curvature of the ocular sphere. Implantable eyelid weights are used in the treatment of partial facial paralysis in which the eye cannot be completely closed (i.e., lagophthalmos); their use reduces the risk of ocular exposure and improves the appearance of the face.

Entry Terms : "Eyelid Implants"

UMDC code : 18074

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IOP Ophthalmics

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We develop and deliver innovative ophthalmic surgical technologies and solutions – supported by our highly-trained surgical consultants and our multimedia educational systems.

MedDev Corp

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MedDev is a privately held corporation committed to developing and manufacturing innovative, quality-driven surgical and consumer-based products. We are the leading provider of eyelid closure devices for the treatment of facial palsy and hand exercisers used to restore hand function.

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