Lid Implants, sterile

The Berghaus/Schrom Lid-Chain is an implant to restore dynamic closure of the eye in cases of lagophtalmus resulting from facial paralysis.

The implant is in the form of chain and thus the malleability results in an optimal adaption to the form of the tarsus. The pre-drilled holes are to be used 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.


The advantages of lidloading

  • Complete closing 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
Frontalansicht - Lidloading
Front view

The advantages of the lid chain in comparison with conventional implants

  • Flexible
  • Very good tissue compatibility
  • Increased density (volume reduction > 10%)
  • Optimal pretarsal placement
  • Reduction in post-operative complications
  • Excellent results

Lid chain, platinum/ iridium
1 piece (sterile)

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

Comparison of postoperative complications of platinum chains and gold implants

Comparison Gold vs Platin
Source: Development and evaluation of a lid implant for use in the surgical correction of lagophthalmos with peripheral facial paralysis, Schrom, 2005
Rigid implant
Flexible Lidkette
Flexible lid chain

Video about the insertion of a lidchain
By Prof. Dr. Berghaus, Munich, Germany

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 in PDF-format 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
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