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Eyelid Weights, External

Definition : Eyelid weights designed for external attachment to the eyelid to provide additional weight. These devices are typically metal (frequently tantalum) weights in a range from 0.5 to 2.0 grams that are externally fixed by the patient to the upper part of the eyelid using disposable adhesive strips; they are available in a variety of colors to match patient's skin. External eyelid weights are used in the temporary treatment of partial facial paralysis in which the eye cannot be completely closed (i.e., lagophthalmos) or when the implantation of eyelid weights is not possible or desirable; their use reduces the risk of ocular exposure and improves the appearance of the face.

Entry Terms : "Sizers, Eyelid Weight" , "Weights, Eyelid, External" , "Sizers, Eyelid Load" , "Eyelid Weight Sizers" , "Eyelid Load Sizers"

UMDC code : 18142


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MedDev Corp

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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