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
Front view of an implanted platinum chain
Platinum/Iridium alloy (97% Pt /
3% Ir), single sterile packaging
Video about the insertion of a lidchain:
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-PG06||Test weight||0.6 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|
|1500-PG08||Test weight||0.8 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|
|1500-PG10||Test weight||1.0 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|
|1500-PG12||Test weight||1.2 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|
|1500-PG14||Test weight||1.4 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|
|1500-PG16||Test weight||1.6 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|
|1500-PG18||Test weight||1.8 g||Stainlees steel||1piece|
|1500-PG20||Test weight||2.0 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|
|1500-PGKS||adhesive strips||50 pieces / box|
|1500-PGSET||test weight set||Stainless steel||8 pieces / box|
|1500-PG22*||test weight||2.2 g||Stainless steel||1 piece|