Treatment of the eyelid problems includes vigorous lubrication of the eye with artificial tear drops and lubricating ointment. 13 Plastic wrap, fixed to the skin with ointment, may be placed over the orbital region during the night to create a moisture chamber for the eye. For temporary facial palsies such as Bell's palsy, small external tantalum eyelid weights (manufactured by MedDev, Palo Alto, Calif.; telephone: 650-494-1153) may be easily fixed to the skin with double-sided tape ( Figure 18 , top and bottom) . The weight passively closes the upper lid, protecting the cornea. 14 Surgical procedures are performed in patients with permanent palsies.
Dr. Gary Reiter has been providing compassionate, state-of-the art, individualized eye care to generations of Orange County residents from his Newport Beach Office for over 25 years. A Board Certified, second-generation Ophthalmologist, Dr. Reiter provides a variety of services that are designed to give the best and most comfortable vision obtainable for the entire family. He specializes in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease, dry eyes and eye trauma . He is one of Orange County's most skilled and experienced eye surgeons and uses the Tecnis Multifocal, ReStor , Toric and Crystalens implants (premium IOLs) to create a custom vision solution for Orange County Patients.