Tarsal plate weight for facial palsy

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Metallic-density plate projects over the left orbit. 

Case Discussion

In patients with a facial nerve palsy, a weight (typically gold) can be implanted in the upper eyelid to allow it to close fully, thus preventing corneal abrasions.

Levatore palpebra superioris just needs to work a little harder.

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Case information

rID: 6100
Case created: 26th Apr 2009
Last edited: 15th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included