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brasher

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successful gold eyelid weight
« on: February 22, 2007, 08:09:41 pm »
hello everyone,
just thought i would let you know that i have survived another surgery.....
this one was a breeze however, i had 1.6 grams of pure gold inserted into my left eyelid, it will hopefully help me close that eye completly, therefore combatting dryness or injury.
i had it done on wed. 2/21, went back today for follow up and got a good report. it is still a little swollen and bruised, but with ice and a little time it should look just like my good eye!
6.5cm AN;   1/23/07
translab prceedure; house ear clinic; Dr. Slattery and Dr. Schwartz
facial nerve severed with complete removal of tumor.
gold eye weight;2/21/07-Dr Roberts
12-7 nerve anastomosis; 3/1/07, Dr Slattery
happy to be here; recovering well

nancyann

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Re: successful gold eyelid weight
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 05:26:43 am »
Hey you,  great news.
You're gonna love the results
(so much better than the wide open look),
+ it'll help protect your cornea.

Best wishes on your continued healing.....    Nancy
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
1.6 Gm platinum weight 7/10/08
lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
Jones tube insert right inner eye 2/27/09
right facial paralysis
good to go.

redgrl

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Re: successful gold eyelid weight
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 10:58:14 pm »
I am scared to get the gold eye weight. Does it hurt?  :(
4 cm left side AN. Translab Sept 20th 06 at virginia mason w/Dr. Backous & Dr. Nussbaum. Second surgery Oct 15th 06 to repair CFS leak.

nancyann

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Re: successful gold eyelid weight
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 07:30:22 am »
No, the weight doesn't hurt at all.
I've been feeling like something is IN my eye
but I think it's because of the unusual swelling
I ended up with - this is NOT the norm.
I'm worried about the 6-8 weeks I'll have to do without it
until I get the platinum weight to replace the gold - I had
some kind of reaction to the gold (very unusual), so it's
'out with the gold & in with the platinum !'
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
1.6 Gm platinum weight 7/10/08
lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
Jones tube insert right inner eye 2/27/09
right facial paralysis
good to go.

chrissmom

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Re: successful gold eyelid weight
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 07:19:21 pm »
Redgrl,
Go for the gold weight, you'll be glad you did.  You don't even see it.  If you look closely at Chris' right eye, you can see a little bump.  It closes the eye and prevents dryness, protects the cornea.  Protecting the cornea is essential because if scarring occurs, you will need a cornea transplant. It makes the eye look so much better.  There are so many reasons to do it.  It is a simple procedure, my gosh after all the experiences with AN surgery this is a breeze!

 


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