If the individual is uncertain about the benefit of the eye lid weight then external weights are available to “test-drive” for a several week period.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Through a limited incision in the crease of the upper eye lid the pre-selected gold weight is implanted beneath the skin and secured into position above the eyelashes.
Hospitalization and recovery: Gold weight implantation is typically a rapid procedure and is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Eye closure is present immediately and continues to improve over a several week period.