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Abstracts: Commentary
January 2002

Prospective Evaluation of Eyelid Function With Gold Weight Implant and Lower Eyelid Shortening for Facial Paralysis

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(1):60-61. doi:

Chepeha DB, Yoo J, Birt C, Gilbert RW, Chen JArch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127:299-303

Objectives: To assess which signs and symptoms were relieved by gold weight implantation and which signs and symptoms persisted.

Design: Prospective observational cohort.

Setting: Tertiary care neurotology and oncology center.

Patients: Sixteen (4 males and 12 females) consecutive patients whose average age was 56 years (age range, 31-76 years). Inclusion criteria were gold weight implant, lagophthalmus of 2 mm or more, and a House-Brackmann score of 3 or less at the completion of follow-up. Mean follow-up was 13 months.