Lid Implants, sterile

The implantation of weights in the upper eyelid was first described in 1958, and has since become an established procedure. This technology makes it possible to close the lid completely without restricting the field of vision.
To prevent postsurgical complications, SPIGGLE & THEIS Medizintechnik has developed a flexible platinum chain that can be adapted perfectly to the anatomy of the eye, thus significantly improving the patient’s quality of life.

The Berghaus/Schrom lid chain is an implant to restore
dynamic closure of the eye in cases of Lagophthalmus,
resulting from facial paralysis. The implants have the design
of a chain to smoothy adapt to the form of the tarsus.
The pre-drilled holes are for easier fixation.

Using platinum and iridium has many advantages
over the commonly used gold implants, particularly
when considering weight distribution and biocompatibility.
The combination of the materials and the chain form
is reflected in the above-average results and lower rate
of complications.


Advantages of the lid chain

  • Flexible
  • Very good tissue compatibility
  • Increased density (volume reduction > 10%)
  • Optimal pretarsal placement
  • Reduction in post-operative complications
  • Excellent cosmetic results, high patient satisfaction and quality of life
  • Complete closure of the eyelid
  • Completely reversible without complications
  • No restriction of the peripheral vision with binocular eyesight
  • Can be combined with other surgical eyelid corrective procedures
Rigid gold implant
Flexible Lidkette
Flexible lid chain

Schematic diagram


Front view of an implanted platinum chain


Sagittal view of an implanted lid chain

Platinum/Iridium alloy (97% Pt /
3% Ir), single sterile packaging

Art. No.Weight
1500-060.6 g
1500-080.8 g
1500-101.0 g
1500-121.2 g
1500-141.4 g
1500-161.6 g
1500-181.8 g
1500-202.0 g
On request:
1500-222.2 g

Video about the insertion of a lidchain:

Test weights, non-sterile

Different weights are offered from 0.6 g to 2.0 g in 0.2 g increments. The appropriate weight is determined by preoperative fitting. For this purpose, test weights are used, which are glued to the upper lid to determine a sufficient lid closure.

Information concerning the MRI-Safety is stored here:

Material test weights:
Stainless steel - not for implantation!

1500-PG06Test weight0.6 gStainless steel1 piece
1500-PG08Test weight0.8 gStainless steel1 piece
1500-PG10Test weight1.0 gStainless steel1 piece
1500-PG12Test weight1.2 gStainless steel1 piece
1500-PG14Test weight1.4 gStainless steel1 piece
1500-PG16Test weight1.6 gStainless steel1 piece
1500-PG18Test weight1.8 gStainlees steel1piece
1500-PG20Test weight2.0 gStainless steel1 piece
1500-PGKSadhesive strips    50 pieces / box
1500-PGSETtest weight set Stainless steel8 pieces / box
1500-PG22*test weight 2.2 gStainless steel1 piece
*optional / not included in set