Eyelid Retraction. The upper and lower eyelids are unable to close completely due to paralysis of the muscle that closes the eye. This can be due to a Bell’s Palsy or prior brain surgery. This can lead to dryness of the surface of the eye or tearing. This can be corrected surgically by tightening the lower eyelid and inserting a small gold weight under the skin in the upper eyelid to allow complete closure of the eyelids.
Lids open without weight
Lids closed without weight (left eye remains open)
Lids open with weight attached
Lids closed with weight attached (left eye able to close). Note, weight would be placed surgically under skin so not visible